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Massachusetts Water Works Assoc. Joins Partnership with EPA's WaterSense Program to Save Water Supplies
Release Date: 10/25/2007
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017
(Boston, Mass. – Oct. 25, 2007) - At their Fall Forum meeting, the Massachusetts Water Works Association today joined forces with EPA to help consumers conserve water for future generations and reduce costs on their water bills.
The water professionals’ trade association is now a team member of EPA’s innovative “WaterSense” program, whose aim is to decrease indoor and outdoor non-agricultural water use through high-efficiency products and simple water-saving practices. The program helps customers identify water-efficient products in the marketplace that promote water-saving techniques, thus reducing stress on water systems and the environment.
“Looking for the WaterSense label is an easy way New Englanders can save water and money. WaterSense offers simple ways to reduce water use though water-efficient product choices,” said Robert Varney, regional administrator of EPA’s New England office. “Using water more efficiently can help delay the need to create more supplies, saving communities money and resources, as well as ensuring that water will be available for future generations.”
“Massachusetts Water Works Association is proud to be a WaterSense partner,” said Jennifer Pederson, Executive Director. “We look forward to working with our member water utilities and consumers to improve awareness and promote water-saving products and practices in and around the home or business.”
WaterSense labeled products, which include high-efficiency toilets, meet EPA's criteria for efficiency and performance. Certified products can bear the WaterSense label, which makes it easy for consumers to make product choices that use less water and save money – with no sacrifice on quality or performance.
The Mass. Water Works Association joins eight other WaterSense partners in Massachusetts, all of whom have joined within the past several months, including the Acton Water District, American Society of Irrigation Consultants, Aquarion Water Company of Mass., Concord Public Works, Town of Danvers, Town of Shrewsbury, Wenham Water Department, and Westford Water Department. There are also 26 individual irrigation partners based in Mass.
WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by EPA to help protect valuable resources for future generations by making water-efficiency a clear and preferred choice among consumers and businesses.
More information on WaterSense, including a full list of labeled water-efficient products and irrigation certification programs (epa.gov/watersense)