What is EPA WaterSense certified?

What is EPA WaterSense certified?

The WaterSense label makes it simple to find water-efficient products, new homes, and programs that meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance. WaterSense-labeled products and services are certified to use at least 20 percent less water, save energy, and perform as well as or better than regular models.

What does Moen WaterSense mean?

WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and simple, water-saving practices. All of Moen’s lavatory faucets are certified to meet WaterSense criteria.

What are WaterSense designation factors?

Identifies a water-efficient product that has been independently certified to meet EPA WaterSense criteria for efficiency and performance. The organization that certified the product is identified below the label.

Does WaterSense apply to kitchen faucets?

Manufacturers can use the WaterSense label in conjunction with faucets and aerators that are certified by licensed product certifying bodies to conform to WaterSense criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only faucets and aerators that are certified through this process can bear the WaterSense label.

Are kitchen faucets WaterSense?

All bathroom sink faucet and kitchen faucet manufacturers are required by law to mark their products with the maximum flow rate. Although WaterSense does not currently label kitchen faucets, any kitchen faucet or faucet accessory marked as a 2.2 gpm fixture meets the requirements of this specification.

Are Moen faucets WaterSense?

Plumbing manufacturers continue to transition their products to meet WaterSense guidelines, and in 2009, Moen® Incorporated received WaterSense certifications on all of its lavatory faucets.

Why does my kitchen sink have low water pressure?

Low water pressure in kitchen sinks is generally caused by a clogged aerator or a cartridge. Water line breaks, routine repairs and leaking toilets are contributing factors too. Sometimes, a closed shut-off valve or Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) could also be the cause.

How many gpm does a kitchen faucet use?

2.2 gpm
The average flow rate for faucets is between 1.0 gpm and 2.2 gpm. In the US, the maximum flow rate for kitchen and bathroom faucets is 2.2 gpm at 60 psi. In more environmentally regulated areas, the maximum flow rates are further restricted. For example, Georgia is down to 2.0 gpm and California is at 1.8 gpm.

What is the maximum flow rate that the EPA requires on new faucets?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Program released a specification for residential bathroom lavatory faucets and faucet accessories (e.g., aerators and laminar devices) requiring a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gpm or less, a 32% decrease in flow rate over the federal standard.

What does EP stand for Moen?

Milestones in Eco-Performance All Moen bathroom faucets are certified to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense criteria, using up to 32% less water while maintaining the same great performance you expect from Moen.

How do I increase the water pressure in my sink?

To adjust the water pressure of your faucet, locate the 2 valves underneath your sink that control hot and cold water. Turn the valves counterclockwise to increase the water pressure or clockwise to decrease it.

Are kitchen faucets WaterSense certified?

What is water smart?

WaterSMART is a program of the Department of the Interior that focuses on improving water conservation and helping water-resource managers make sound decisions about water use.

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