Australian water-efficient toilet manufacturer,Caroma, announced that 20 of its more than 30 dual-flush toilets for the North American market have been certified to carry the EPA’s new WaterSense label. The label is given to toilets that use 20 percent less water than the currently mandated 1.6 gallon toilets. WaterSense products must meet rigorous testing requirements for performance.
According to Caroma, it is continually working with the WaterSense approval board to make sure all toilets it manufactures are approved. The remaining toilets are expected to be certified by late summer.
WaterSense is sponsored by
the EPA and promotes water-efficient products and services. Much like Energy
Star has become a symbol for appliance energy efficiency through its labeling
program, it is expected WaterSense will encourage water-conservation behaviors and
provide assurance to consumers that they are buying an efficient and
For more information on WaterSense, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.