OHOME/C-ROOMs make use of water-saving technology in all bathrooms, the kitchen and in appliances. WaterSense fixtures not only feature quality products and workmanship, they are designed to use 20 percent less water than the average new home. Living in a house that has WaterSense label fixtures allows you to do more using less water and feel good about preserving water for future generations.
The use of freshwater ecosystem services — including, but not limited to, water supply — is now well beyond levels that can be sustained even at current demands. Moreover, forecasts consistently suggest that demand for water — our water footprint — will continue to rise in most parts of the world. In the United States, 40% of the waterways have become undrinkable. Residential water use accounts for more than half of the publicly supplied water we use as a nation. Each American uses an average of 100 gallons of water each day, but that number can be a lot lower if you live in a home with Water- Sense labeled fixtures. The good news is, if you’re in the market for a new home, using less water can be easy—especially if your home does it for you.
Health and / or Social Benefits
Billions of people, primarily in developing countries, obtain their drinking water directly from rivers, lakes, streams, springs and wetlands. It was estimated that in 1995 about 1.8 billion people were living in areas experiencing severe water stress. By 2025, it is estimated that about two-thirds of the world’s population — about 5.5 billion people — will live in areas facing moderate to severe water stress. Freshwater fish can provide as much as 70 per cent of animal protein in many developing countries. Lowering your water usage on any level can help support the protection of everyone’s rights to clean drinking water.
Buying a home with WaterSense labeled fixtures means making an investment in the future–an investment that saves water and energy in your community, protects resources for future generations, and saves your family at least $100 in utility bills each year compared to other new homes. And compared to existing homes, you could save more than $200 per year on water and energy bills! Owning a home with WaterSense labeled fixtures means you can enjoy all the comforts of a new home, with added benefits.