EPA Seeks Comments on WaterSense Program

(April 17, 2020) – EPA published a notice in the Federal Register on April 10 seeking public comment on the WaterSense Program and requesting information on any data, surveys, or studies to help assess consumer satisfaction with WaterSense labeled products.

The WaterSense Program is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA that labels water-efficient products as a means to help consumers conserve water. Under the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the Agency was required to review and revise the WaterSense performance criteria, if necessary, by 2019. In addition, EPA is asking for feedback on whether to include consumer satisfaction with WaterSense products and how this satisfaction criteria could inform future products.

NACWA is considering submitting comments, which are due June 9, 2020. If members have any input, please contact Emily Remmel, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.