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The WaterSense Current Archives

Trying to find that great story you read back in 2007? Looking for some information on WaterSense's first year? You've come to the right place. You can find all the previous issues of the Current below.

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2014

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXIX, Winter 2014

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2013

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXVIII, Fall 2013

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The WaterSense Current: Issue XXVII, Summer 2013

The forecast for summer savings is looking up! Since the program’s beginning in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers save a total of $8.9 billion in water and energy bills and 487 billion gallons of water. Our Summer 2013 edition of The Current highlights these savings accomplishments and offers simple water–efficient tips to help you add to these numbers as temperatures rise and drought threatens. We've caught up with the first-place winner of the Water–Smart Landscape Photo Contest, Gino Piscelli, to find out about the benefits of water-smart landscapes and what homeowners should look for when creating their own. We also highlight how making improvements in managing a commercial landscape in Texas saved more than 12 million gallons in a year. In addition, this edition features two Partner Profiles on American Standard and KB Home to showcase their water–efficient efforts.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXVI, Spring 2013

The verdict is in and it’s agreed: “Wasting Water is Weird”! The Spring 2013 Current highlights this PSA campaign by three–time WaterSense Partners of the Year and discusses great ways to conserve water as we enter into Earth Month and outdoor season. Get a little ”greenspiration“ by visiting our “Water–Smart Landscape Photo Gallery” to see what people around America have been doing with their water–efficient yards—you can even vote for your favorite one on our Facebook page! After the long winter, make sure your irrigation system is in tip–top shape by following the pointers in our “Spruce Up Your Sprinkler” section. Also included in this issue: find out how to help your city win the National Mayor’s Challenge and learn about what restaurants are doing to save water and discover green dining options in your area.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXV, Winter 2013

Good news, water savers! Everyday is now "Bring Your WaterSense to Work Day"! The Winter 2013 Current has the new "WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilties" online guide for water-efficiency tips for at your workplace. It also has some first-look information about Fix a Leak Week 2013, insights on the Watersense Photo Contest on Water-Smart Landscapes, and a look at 2013 Partner of the Year Colorado Springs Utilities!

2012

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXIV, Fall 2012

The Fall 2012 Current is all about BIGGER, BETTER and HIGHER. Find out who propelled WaterSense to our BIGGEST savings yet and won the 2012 Partner of the Year Awards. Discover how you can shower BETTER with WaterSense showerheads. Learn more about how WaterSense is taking the savings even HIGHER with our new homes modifications allowing for multi-story homes. Combine those with back to school tools for kids and teachers as well as six tips for kitchen-savvy customers whip up the savings and you have the perfect combination of water wonder.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXIII, Summer 2012

The Olympics are just around the corner, but WaterSense has already won the gold! Discover our Olympic-sized savings over the past six years, the first WaterSense labeled irrigation controller, and the winners of the National Mayor's Challenge. You can also follow the competition for water savings in the EPA's National Building Competition and Clean Water Act 40th Anniversary Video Project as well as win the gold yourself with water savings tips for your own backyard. The summer is heating up and so are the savings with the Summer 2012 edition of the WaterSense Current.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXII, Spring 2012

Learn to localize your landscape, get the drop on drips with a Fix a Leak Week recap, and learn about two of our outstanding Partners of the Year: KB Home and Energy Inspectors. You'll find this and more in the Spring 2012 edition of the WaterSense Current.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XXI, Winter 2012

This issue contains information on the many ways to fall in love with WaterSense, finding and fixing leaks in winter time, Colorado’s first WaterSense labeled new home, adjusting automatic sprinkler systems in winter, and a look at two 2011 Partners of the Year: Delta Faucet Company and Irrigation Professional Chris Curry.

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2011

The WaterSense Current: Issue XX, Fall 2011

This issue contains information on the 2011 Partner of the Year Awards winners, how giving your bathroom a mini-makeover can save you big, Energy Star's new Dishwasher specification, some savings tips for the upcoming holidays and a look at our 2011 Excellence Award winners.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XIX, Summer 2011

This issue contains information about WaterSense's 5th Anniversary and a look back on the past five years; tips for beating the summer "Peak Water Use" time; an interview with 2010 WaterSense Irrigation Partner of the Year, Judie Benson; and a call for future contributions to The Current.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XVIII, Spring 2011

This issue contains information about five fast fixes to save water on Earth Day; "Save Water Today" public service announcements; Portland welcomes home WaterSense; Arizona Municipal Water Users Association's "We're for Water—Join the Chase"; and calculating your savings.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XVII, Winter 2011

This issue contains information about ten major cities in the U.S. facing water shortages; how to beat the leak with just a check, twist and replace; new teammates KB Home building WaterSense labeled homes and Moen "All in" for WaterSense labeled products.

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2010

The WaterSense Current: Issue XVI, Fall 2010

This issue contains information about the 2010 WaterSense Partners of the Year; how saving a few gallons of water can save you money; Flo's We're for Water adventures; Partner Profile: Cascade Water Alliance; Landscaping tips for fall; and more!

The WaterSense Current: Issue XV, Summer 2010

This issue contains information about We're for Water; program accomplishments in 2009; remodeling rebates; WaterSense partner Brian Vinchesi; and a sink made out of a tree trunk; and more!

The WaterSense Current: Issue XIV, Spring 2010

This issue contains information about Earth Day's 40th Anniversary and WaterSense turning 4; WaterSense labeled showerheads now available in stores; a major home builder joining WaterSense; WaterSense on Facebook; and more!

The WaterSense Current: Issue XIII, Winter 2010

This issue contains information about WaterSense sponsoring Fix a Leak Week this March; the specification for WaterSense labeled new homes; the completion of the second WaterSense labeled home; how the University of Alabama is being water-efficient; and a partner profile of James City Service Authority.

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2009

The WaterSense Current: Issue XII, Fall 2009

This issue contains information about New York City becoming a WaterSense partner; the rationale behind water prices; flushing urinals; a profile of the 2009 WaterSense Partners of the Year; and a teacher's curriculum for grades 3-5 on how to find and fix leaks.

The WaterSense Current: Issue XI, Summer 2009

This issue contains information about how many gallons WaterSense saved in 2008; how to beat peak water use; reflections from the first owners of a WaterSense labeled new home; whether "saving" water is actually a contradiction in terms; and a profile on WaterSense partner Ferguson.

The WaterSense Current:Issue X, Spring 2009

This issue contains information about how you can save water this Earth Day; how Kent Madin, owner of Boojum Expeditions, worked to save water in Montana; how you can find a rebate for a WaterSense labeled product; WaterSense resources for kids; how many people pledged to fix a leak; and a profile on WaterSense partner Timothy Malooly.

The WaterSense Current: Issue IX, Winter 2009

This issue contains information about Fix a Leak Week; the WaterSense Widget; the first home built to the WaterSense draft specification for new homes; 2008 Manufacturer Partner of the Year: Kohler; American Standard's entire line of WaterSense labeled bathroom sink faucets; and an update on showerheads.

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2008

The WaterSense Current: Issue VIII, Fall 2008

This issue contains information about the WaterSense New Homes Pilot Program; water-efficiency educational materials; the difference between the WaterSense label and other green "eco-labels"; water-wasters and water-winners; the true cost of water; tax-free holidays for WaterSense labeled products; and a profile on WaterSense partner GreenPlumbers USA.

The WaterSense Current: Issue VII, Summer 2008

This issue contains information about how you can get smart with your landscaping; the importance of getting a water audit for your landscape irrigation system; how green homes are resisting the housing slump; a partner profile on WaterSense irrigation partner Victor Samson; information about the urinal notification of intent; and a water-saving tip from a Current reader.

The WaterSense Current: Issue VI, Spring 2008

This issue contains information about how WaterSense developing a program to label water-efficient homes; the WaterSense for Kids pages; a toilet rebate program in Georgia; how to find WaterSense labeled products; why you should hire a WaterSense irrigation partner; and a water-saving tip from a Current reader.

The WaterSense Current: Issue V, Winter 2008

This issue contains information about how you can reduce your water use in 2008; the 100 different WaterSense labeled toilets; a partner profile on WaterSense irrigation partner Craig Borglum; how you can make the water use—energy connection; and water-saving tips from Current readers.

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2007

The WaterSense Current: Issue IV, Fall 2007

This issue contains information about the new faucet specification; a partner profile on Home Depot; water consumption in the United States; a creative water conservation campaign by WaterSense partner Denver Water; EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson's "Water Infrastructure Tour;" water-efficient renovations to Dolphin Stadium; and reviewing showerheads to include in the program.

The WaterSense Current: Issue III, Summer 2007

This issue contains information about Smart Irrigation Month; when WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilets should be available in stores; a partner profile on San Antonio Water System; the two new programs to receive the WaterSense label; and high-efficiency bathroom sink faucets and accessories.

The WaterSense Current: Issue II, Spring 2007

This issue contains a look inside of EPA's Denver headquarters; introduces WaterSense irrigation partners; toilet recycling programs; Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's new toilet replacement program; a partner profile on VitrA USA; information about the draft faucet specification; and information on water efficiency and energy savings.

The WaterSense Current: Issue I, Winter 2007

This issue contains information about the WaterSense program; partner profiles on the Irrigation Association and the Professional Landcare Network; water-efficiency tips; high-efficiency toilets; the Water Efficiency Leaders awards; and the Test Your WaterSense game.

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