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EPA Region 6 Honors WaterSense Partners for Helping Consumers Conserve Water

Since 2006, WaterSense partners helped communities save more than 7.5 trillion gallons of water, 880 billion kilowatt-hours of energy, and $171 billion on utilities.

DALLAS (October 11, 2023) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded 47 WaterSense partners for their support of WaterSense and water efficiency at the WaterSmart Innovations conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s award winners made innovative water-efficient products, built homes using 30% less water than typical new construction, made WaterSense labeled products accessible to consumers, and implemented programs to promote water-saving behaviors and fixtures.

“This year’s WaterSense Award Winners are helping American families save money on their water bills while conserving our precious water resources,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox. “As climate stress continues to affect communities across the country, prioritizing water efficiency in partnership with manufacturers, homebuilders and families is essential to protecting our water for generations to come.”

People look for the WaterSense label on plumbing fixtures, homes, and irrigation products and programs, because it means lower water and energy costs and helps save water. People who buy WaterSense products have saved more than 7.5 trillion gallons of water, 880 billion kilowatt-hours of energy, and $171 billion in water and energy bills since the program started in 2006.

Award winners include utilities, manufacturers, builders, a retailer, and other organizations that promote, produce, and sell WaterSense labeled products; build WaterSense labeled homes; and operate WaterSense labeled certification programs.

2023 Sustained Excellence Award Winners

The Sustained Excellence Awards are the highest level of achievement for WaterSense. This year, WaterSense added three new WaterSense partners to this category.

  • City of Plano (Texas)
  • Kohler Co.
  • KB Home


2023 Partner of the Year Awards


Partner of the Year Awards are given to WaterSense partners who have achieved success in all the judging categories—strategic collaboration, education and outreach, and producing or promoting WaterSense labeled products and programs.

  • Harris-Galveston (Texas) Subsidence District
  • Houston Public Works
  • Tarrant (Texas) Regional Water District
  • Niagara Conservation


2023 Excellence Award Winners

Excellence Awards recognize WaterSense partners who have excelled in the following areas:

  • Excellence in Engagement and Outreach: The Toro Company


WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping consumers and businesses save water. WaterSense seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by offering Americans a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, homes, and services. WaterSense labeled products are independently certified to use 20% less water and perform as well or better than standard models. The program was launched in 2006, and there are more than 42,000 labeled toilets, faucets/faucet accessories, showerheads, irrigation controllers, and spray sprinkler bodies.

Learn more about the 2023 WaterSense Award winners.

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