Savings, that is. In 2008, consumers who installed WaterSense labeled toilets, faucets, faucet accessories helped save more than 9.3 billion gallons of water realized $55 billion in savings on water sewer utility bills.
These savings resulted from the sale of 1.38 million WaterSense labeled toilets 4.4 million WaterSense labeled bathroom faucets aerators. To date, buyers can choose from more than 300 different toilet models more than 1,000 different types of water-saving faucets accessories such as aerators that have earned the WaterSense label since 2007.
And water is only part of the equation. WaterSense labeled faucets saved U.S. households nearly 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from not heating the extra water, utilities saved an additional 25 million kWh of electricity that otherwise would have been needed to pump treat that water. This avoided the production of nearly 1 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing 180,000 automobiles from the road for one year. Something to contemplate the next time you wash your hs—with a WaterSense labeled faucet, purchased installed by HB Building Design!