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14 Save appliances, save money, and save the planet, too. If you're using less energy to heat (softened) water, you're reducing your carbon footprint. And if you're using less detergent, that means less is going down the drain, reducing harm to the environment. The USEPA Talks Sense The USEPA WaterSense program helps you save water and protect the environment. Look for the WaterSense label (see Figure 2-1) on products for your home, yard, or business. To earn WaterSense certification, a product or service must be at least 20 percent more efficient than other similar products without any loss in performance. Figure 2-1: The recognizable WaterSense label. An independent, third party certifies WaterSense-labeled products to meet USEPA standards for water efficiency and performance. WaterSense certifies showerheads, toilets, faucets, irrigation systems, urinals, and more. These materials are the copyright of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and any dissemination, distribution, or unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

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