The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Delta Faucet Company a 2014 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year. The manufacturer of Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® branded products was honored in Las Vegas during the sixth annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference for its commitment to water efficiency and outstanding efforts to support the WaterSense program during 2013.
"Delta Faucet Company was founded on innovation," said Jai Shah, Delta Faucet Company president. "As a WaterSense partner since the program's inception, and a three-time WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year, we will continue to focus our innovative spirit on creating products that transform everyday interactions with water and help people save water without sacrificing their experience or style."
First recognized as a WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year in 2011, Delta Faucet Company continues to support WaterSense labeled products and water efficiency by ensuring 100 percent of its bathroom collections offer a faucet and showerhead meeting EPAâs efficiency and performance criteria. These efforts, coupled with a coast-to-coast water efficiency campaign in celebration of the EPA's annual Fix a Leak Week, helped the company secure its second WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year recognition in 2013.
In 2013, the company expanded its WaterSense labeled offerings to include two electronic bath faucets: the Delta® Dryden™ faucet with Touch2O.xt™ Technology and the Brizo® Odin™ single-handle faucet with SmartTouchPlus™ Technology. Both lavatory faucets allow the flow of water to be activated via touch or hands-free proximity sensing and automatically stop the flow of water after a period of time to help users reduce water waste without changing their behaviors.
Additionally, Delta Faucet introduced new WaterSense labeled multi-function showerheads and hand showers, paired with H2Okinetic® technology, to provide the feeling of more water while using less. These shower products offer a special "High-Efficiency" spray setting to provide optimal performance while conserving water.
Today, the company continues its commitment to water efficiency and the WaterSense program with the introduction of innovative new products and technologies for the home, including Delta FlushIQ™ Technology. This exclusive technology provides toilet overflow protection, leak detection and a touch-free flush to help homeowners save water and improve performance.
By producing and promoting WaterSense labeled products, WaterSense partners, like Delta Faucet, helped Americans save 271 billion gallons of water in 2013 alone—enough water to supply all U.S. homes for 26 days. More than 1,500 utility, manufacturer, retail, builder, and organizational partners helped WaterSense realize these accomplishments. Every year, a select few are recognized for their significant program contributions. "EPA is pleased to honor this impressive group of WaterSense program leaders," said Ken Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator in EPA's Office of Water. "Their efforts to build strong, resilient water systems are helping communities nationwide meet challenges of extreme weather events, drought, and other effects of our changing climate."
To learn more about the 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year Awards program, visit: www.epa.gov/watersense
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