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National Conference of State Legislatures Publishes Web Content on Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures

The National Conference of State Legislatures now has a web page dedicated to water-efficient plumbing fixtures, which have proved to be effective in reducing indoor water use in residences and businesses. Demonstrating the rising importance of saving water across the nation through safe and responsible plumbing, this page is a useful resource, particularly in states such as California experiencing water shortages due to drought.

Water Crisis Requires All Hands on Deck

In response to drought, aging infrastructure and other conditions threatening water supplies in California and other states, Representatives Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) wrote an op-ed for The Hill calling for bi-partisan support to authorize the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, and to “make implementation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act a priority.”

PMI Urges Immediate Use of EPA WaterSense Products in California

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) appreciates and applauds Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 executive order, as the need for water savings in California has never been greater due to severe drought conditions. PMI, however, is concerned that the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) emergency regulations call for products with maximum flow rates far below approved WaterSense levels and, in the case of 1.2 gallons per minute (gpm) residential lavatory faucets, products that do not widely exist.

Kohler Co. Joins Change the Course Campaign to Support Water Restoration Efforts #WhyPlumbingMatters

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Kohler Co. has joined forces with Change the Course, a first of its kind water sustainability campaign to support water flow restoration projects in the Colorado River Basin. Kohler’s participation is yet another example of the company’s sustainability efforts which includes driving awareness of water-related issues and encouraging consumers to take action. Kohler’s effort, communicated through its Believing in Better platform, has been recognized many times over by the EPA WaterSense program, U.S. Green Building Council and other sustainability-focused organizations.

National “Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation” begins April 1, 2015

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In light of at least 36 states facing water shortages primarily due to drought this year, mayors across the country are encouraging residents to commit to conserve water and reduce pollution by participating in the "Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation," a 30-day, non-profit competition taking place throughout the month of April, aiming to drastically cut water and energy use throughout the nation.

American Standard Shows #WhyPlumbingMatters Through Charitable Outreach

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PMI Member American Standard knows the important role plumbing plays in people’s lives. They make it a point to give back to those in need through charitable projects and the donation of plumbing products. For the past two World Toilet days they have given toilets to deserving organizations including Our House in 2014 and an elementary school in 2013. Click here to read more about their World Toilet Day donations.