With showering accounting for approximately 17% of residential indoor water use in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed standards for water-efficiency in the shower. Delta Faucet is one of the first in the industry to qualify for the WaterSense® program developed by the EPA for shower heads and hand showers.
Currently, over 80% of Delta's bath suites feature shower heads and hand showers that meet WaterSense® requirements, with seven of those suites featuring an H2Okinetic® shower head that flows at 1.5gpm while providing the feel of an enhanced flow of 2.5gpm. All without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience or the durability and life span of the product.
Delta shower heads and hand showers that meet WaterSense requirements use between 20-40% less water* than the industry standard, while our lavatories that meet WaterSense requirements use 32% less†, and all perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts.
As Delta strives to achieve and increase water-efficiency across our lines, we take our role as a WaterSense partner very seriously. Delta Faucet Company is committed to working with the EPA to encourage efficient use of water resources and actively protect the future of our nation’s water supply.
And now Delta Faucet Company, America’s faucet innovation leader, has been named 2011 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The manufacturer of Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® branded products was recognized for its outstanding support of the WaterSense program and ongoing commitment to promoting advancements in water efficiency.
*Based on flow rate for shower heads and hand showers of 1.5gpm or 2.0gpm versus Industry Standard of ASME.A112.18.1/CSA.B125.1 of 2.5 gpm (waiting for confirmation on the ASME and CSA standard)
†Based on flow rate for lavatories of 1.5 gpm versus Industry Standard ASME.A112.18.1/CSA.B125.1 of 2.2 gpm
WATERSENSE® is a registered mark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency