Delta Faucet Company Named 2017 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award Winner
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Delta Faucet Company, the manufacturer of Dela®, Brizo® and Peerless® products, as a 2017 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award winner. Delta Faucet Company is a three-time WaterSense Partner of the Year winner and now a three-time recipient of the Sustained Excellence Award – the highest partner recognition for continued, exemplary efforts to help advance the WaterSense program and water efficiency.
“As a three-time WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award winner, Delta Faucet Company is dedicated to designing and engineering innovative kitchen and bath solutions to help conserve water without sacrificing performance,” said Jai Shah, Delta Faucet Company president. “We are proud to receive this honor and remain committed to educating consumers and trade professionals alike on the benefits of using WaterSense labeled products.”
In 2016, the Delta brand amplified its WaterSense message throughout a variety of partnerships including its continued HappiMess campaign. In conjunction with Warrior Dash, Delta delivered an outdoor shower station with WaterSense-labeled products to participants in five races across the country who had created their own happy messes. Delta Faucet also continued its partnership with HGTV in sponsoring the 2017 HGTV Dream Home, which incorporated WaterSense labeled products throughout the home.
Delta Faucet Company increased the number of WaterSense-labeled offerings with the introduction of the Delta Everly®, Delta Zura® and Brizo® Litze™ bath collections, which include water-efficient faucet and shower head options. The Delta Dryden™ bath collection expanded to include WaterSense labeled wall mount faucets, flowing at a rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.
In conjunction with product offerings and promotional campaigns, Delta Faucet Company employees actively participate in Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) committees to help lead efforts in support of water conservation codes and standards. The company is represented on the PMI Board of Directors and actively promotes the WaterSense program within the plumbing industry. In effort with PMI to support relief efforts in Flint, MI, Delta donated WaterSense-labeled lavatories and shower heads to local plumbers who volunteered to assist affected residents.
In 2016 alone, the WaterSense program and its partners helped consumers and businesses save 534 billion gallons of water. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save a cumulative 2.1 trillion gallons of water and more than $46.3 billion in water and energy bills.1 More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders and organizations partner with the EPA through its WaterSense program.
“Since 2006, utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders, communities, states, and other organizations have voluntarily supported the WaterSense program’s efforts to protect and preserve our nation’s water supply for future generations,” said WaterSense Program Manager Veronica Blette. “By saving water together, these award winners and all of our partners help consumers and businesses realize the environmental and economic benefits of water efficiency.”