PUD Celebrates 10th Anniversary as WaterSense Partner

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020

For the last 10 years, Skagit PUD has teamed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program to help consumers and businesses save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility bills.

10th Anniversary -Water SenseWaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and water-saving practices.

The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

WaterSense also promotes water-saving techniques and practices that reduce stress on water supplies.

“The goal of EPA’s WaterSense program is to help Americans save water and money by offering simple ways to reduce water use though water-efficient product choices and practices,” says Veronica Blette, WaterSense branch chief.

“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.”

The average family can save nearly 38,000 gallons of water per year by retrofitting its home with WaterSense labeled fixtures and ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. If every home in the United States upgraded to WaterSense labeled fixtures and ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, we could save nearly 4 trillion gallons of water and nearly $35 billion in water costs across the country annually.

“Skagit PUD is proud to be a WaterSense partner,” said Kevin Tate, Community Relations Manager.

“We look forward to continuing to work with our customers to improve water efficiency awareness and promote WaterSense labeled products and water-saving practices inside and out.”