The City of Greeley is committed to protecting the future of our national and local water supply through water-efficient practices, products and services. That is why we are partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to bring to you WaterSense®, a national program that offers people a simple way to make product choices that use less water—and perform as well or better than your existing products. WaterSense labeled products are backed by independent third party testing and certification, and meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance.
Below is some more information on WaterSense and Greeley's participation in these programs and initiatives.
WaterSense Labeled Products
WaterSense makes it easy to find and select water-efficient products that can help your wallet and the environment. Just look for products bearing the WaterSense Label at your local retailer. Greeley provides rebates on WaterSense toilets . WaterSense labeled products include:
We're for Water
We're for Water was created as a national campaign to help consumers save water. The WaterSense label makes it easy for consumers to identify products that use less water, but behavior change takes more than a label. We're for Water creates a connection by helping consumers realize simple successes that make them feel good about using water efficiently.
Joining the We're for Water campaign is a simple commitment to use water more efficiently. Go to www.epa.gov/watersense/pledge/ to take the “I'm for Water” pledge and find information on saving water.
Saving is as easy as check, twist, replace.
- Check toilets for silent leaks: put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 10 minutes to flush. If color appears in the bowl, the flapper may need replacing.
- Twist on a WaterSense labeled bathroom faucet aerator to save water and energy at the tap without noticing a difference in flow.
- Replace your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model that uses less water and energy, but still lets you shower with power.
Fix a Leak Week
Each year since 2009, WaterSense has sponsored Fix a Leak Week in March, a time to encourage Americans to improve the water efficiency of their homes by checking for and fixing leaks.
Greeley Water Conservation holds workshops during Fix a Leak Week. The goal of these workshops are to help homeowners save money on their utility bills and to help save water in our community. The workshops were informal, interactive, and encouraged audience participation and questions. We will plan more events for Fix a Leak Week in 2012.