WaterSense®  Labeled
                                                                Water Sense

          Toilets are by far the
          main source of
          water use in the
     home, accounting for
     nearly 30 percent of resi-
     dential indoor water
     consumption. Toilets also
     happen to be a major
     source of wasted water
     due to leaks and/or
     inefficiency. WaterSense, a program
     sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection
     Agency (EPA), is helping consumers identify high-
     performance, water-efficient toilets that can reduce
     water use in the home and help preserve the
     nation's water resources.

     What Are WaterSense Labeled

     Recent advancements have allowed toilets to use 20
     percent less water than the current federal standard,
     while still providing  equal or superior performance.
     The WaterSense label is used on toilets that are certi-
     fied by independent laboratory testing to meet rigor-
     ous criteria for both  performance and efficiency. Only
     high-efficiency toilets that complete the third-party
     certification process can earn the WaterSense label.

     How Much Can  WaterSense
     Labeled Toilets Save?

     Over the course of your lifetime, you will likely flush
     the toilet nearly 140,000 times. If you replace older,
     existing toilets with WaterSense labeled models, you
     can save 4,000 gallons per year with this simpler,
     greener choice.
                            What About Price?

                            WaterSense labeled toilets are available at a wide
                            variety of price points and a broad range of styles.
                            EPA estimates that a family of four that replaces its
                            home's older toilets with WaterSense labeled models
                            will, on average, save more than $90 per year in
                            reduced water utility bills, and $2,000 over the life-
                            time of the toilets. Additionally, in many areas, utili-
                            ties offer rebates and vouchers that can lower the
                            price of a WaterSense labeled toilet.

                            And Performance?

                            Unlike some first-generation, "low-flow" toilets,
                            WaterSense labeled toilets combine high efficiency
                            with high performance. Design advances enable
                            WaterSense labeled toilets to save water with no
                            trade-off in flushing power. In fact, many perform
                            better than standard toilets in consumer testing.

                            Look  for  the WaterSense Label!

                            Whether remodeling a bathroom, start-
                            ing construction of a new home, or
                            simply replacing an old, leaky toilet
                            that is wasting money and water,
                            installing a WaterSense labeled toilet is
                            a high-performance, water-efficient option worth
                            considering. If every American home with older,
                            inefficient toilets replaced them with new
                            WaterSense labeled toilets, we would save nearly
                            640 billion gallons of water per year, equal to more
                            than two weeks of flow over Niagara Falls!
                            Go to  for more
February 2008
(866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) • www.epa.gov/watersense • watersense@epa.gov
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