INDIANAPOLIS, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the World Economic Forum, the water crisis is the number one global risk based on impact to society, with 663 million people lacking access to safe water.1 In recognition of World Water Day on March 22, Delta Faucet Company, a 2015 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award winner, aims to educate consumers on water and offer ways to increase water efficiency at home.
"The lack of water on a global scale is a constant reminder of how precious this resource is and the importance of conservation," said Paul Patton, senior manager, research and development and regulatory for Delta Faucet Company. "As a proud WaterSense® partner, Delta Faucet strives to provide smart solutions that help consumers address water efficiency in their homes."
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ten percent of homes leak 90 gallons of water or more per day.2 While leaks can go unnoticed, there are a few areas that can help address water-waste at home:
- Homeowners can reduce toilet water use by 20 to 60 percent – nearly 13,000 gallons of water per year – by replacing older, inefficient toilets with new WaterSense-labeled models.2 Toilet installation is even easier with the SmartFit® tank-to-bowl connection feature in all Delta® toilets, which reduces potential leak points and prevents over-tightening.
- One of the easiest water-efficiency upgrades to make in the home is in the shower. With more water-efficient options available than ever, there is no need to sacrifice the shower experience. The Delta In2ition® two-in-one multi-setting showerhead with H2Okinetic® Technology provides a warmer, more drenching shower experience that blankets the body while using 20 percent less water than standard showerheads.
- The Delta Linden™ pull-out kitchen faucet with the Multi-Flow™ feature delivers a stream and spray setting flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute for water efficiency and a 2.0 gallon per minute stream setting for high performance – both more efficient than the industry standard of 2.2 gallons per minute. The faucet also offers Touch2O® Technology, allowing users to turn the water on and off with a simple tap anywhere on the spout or handle.
Simple kitchen and bathroom upgrades can save water and potentially lower monthly bills. For additional information about water-efficient products and smart solutions, visit deltafaucet.com.
About Delta Faucet Company
Founded by Masco Corporation in 1954 with the introduction of the single-handle faucet, Delta Faucet Company is proud to be America's faucet innovation leader, featuring Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® products. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet is a global organization offering kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, tub and shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucetcompany.com.
Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit masco.com.
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