Through strong brand recognition and positive publicity, the WaterSense program has provided the catalyst for many consumers, homeowners, businesses, and state and local governments to invest in water-efficient plumbing products. PMI requested Pruitt meet with the association to hear how important this program is to plumbing manufacturers, water utilities, retailers and consumers. Higgens noted that the program has resulted in many plumbing manufacturers together developing more than 16,000 models of WaterSense products for bathrooms (toilets, showerheads, faucets and urinals), commercial kitchens and other applications. WaterSense is one of the programs slated for elimination under EPA's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. This program costs the EPA approximately $3 million a year to administerand has delivered more than $33 billion to consumers in water and energy bill savings, according to the EPA WaterSense website. WaterSense products use 20 percent less water than plumbing products meeting the required federal standards. PMI has reached out to more than 50 key congressional offices during recent weeks to discuss the value of maintaining the WaterSense program, and will continue doing so. In addition, PMI is working closely with other important partners including the Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Water Works Association, High-Performance Buildings Coalition, and National Association of Home Builders to save this vital program. WaterSense serves broad constituencies across every state in the country, working with more than 1,700 partners, including PMI and its member companies. It is truly an example of an effective collaboration between industry and the government on determining voluntary water efficient performance measures that can be used by consumers, industry, and state and local governments, Higgens said. Source: PMI Did you enjoy this article? For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit You may also be interested to read Solar Exposure Embrittles It Also, In Summer, An Exposure To Solar Radiation May Adversely Affect The Material. Pex Can Defy High Temperatures Up To 200° Fahrenheit And Chemical Corrosion; It Shows Durability And Strength. One Problem Is The Expensive Tools Required For Repair And Installation, But They Are Only A One-time Expense. One Prime Requirement In Usage Of A Material Is That It Should Be Able To Withstand Variable Conditions Under Which It May Be Used. Pex Can Defy High Temperatures Up To 200° Fahrenheit And Chemical Corrosion; It Shows Durability And Strength.