WaterSense Label Applied to First Landscaping Products
The WaterSense label will soon apply to its first set of outdoor products, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which administers the WaterSense program. Labeling of landscaping products will begin with the most efficient automatic irrigation control devices.
Rather than working on a timer, eligible devices will monitor local weather data and trigger irrigation only when necessary. EPA estimates that timer-based irrigation systems in homes and commercial buildings waste approximately 110 billion gallons of water and $410 million per year. The first irrigation controllers will start sporting the label in spring 2012.
Published November 29, 2011