What to Look for in WaterSense® Faucets
Choosing a WaterSense-labeled bathroom sink faucet can improve water conservation by nearly one-third without sacrificing performance. According to EPA estimates, these faucets can save the average U.S. household more than 500 gallons of water each year. Also, since these water savings will reduce demands on water heaters, households will also save energy.
To qualify for the EPA's strict WaterSense program, faucets must not exceed 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), compared to the prior government standard of 2.2 gpm.
Unlike conventional faucets, all American Standard's residential lavatory faucets are high efficiency. These faucets incorporate pressure-compensating aerators that save 32 percent water over standard models without sacrificing performance. Moreover, American Standard faucets are equipped with washerless ceramic disc valves for a lifetime of water-saving performance. These efficient valves also protect against leaks and the potential waste caused by a dripping faucet, which can add up to as many as 2,700 gallons of water per month according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).
Available in the widest array of styles and profiles in the industry, American Standard's WaterSense-certified and lead-free bath faucets are perfectly suited for environmentally and cost-conscious homes.