Kirkland, WA, March 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- ATG Stores, parent company of FixtureUniverse.com, has teamed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program to help consumers save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility bills.
WaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and simple water-saving practices. The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products, which have been independently certified for efficiency and performance, and promotes water-saving techniques that reduce stress on water systems and the environment.
“The goal of EPA’s WaterSense program is to help Americans save water and money by offering simple ways to reduce water use though water-efficient product choices,” says Sheila Frace, Director of the EPA Office of Water’s Municipal Support Division. “Using water more efficiently can help delay the need to create more supplies, saving communities money and resources, as well as ensuring that water will be available for future generations.”
The average home, retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, can save 30,000 gallons per year. If one out of every 10 homes in the United States upgraded to water-efficient fixtures, it could save more than 300 billion gallons and nearly $2 billion annually.
“ATG Stores is proud to be a WaterSense partner,” said Michael Pinkowski, ATG Stores Director of Marketing. “We look forward to working with our customers to improve water efficiency awareness and promote WaterSense labeled products and water-saving practices inside and outside the home.”
WaterSense labeled products must meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance. Independently tested and certified products may bear the WaterSense label, which makes it easy for consumers to identify and select a variety of quality, water-efficient products and services for their homes and lawns.
About ATG Stores
Established in 1999, ATG owns and operates an extended family of more than 400 online stores and 4 showrooms throughout Washington State, providing customers with the widest selection of home design products and remodeling fixtures available online. With over 3 million products from more than 1,500 name brand manufacturers ranging from lighting to plumbing, furniture, hardware, flooring, appliances, décor, children’s products, outdoor living, and more — ATG Stores has become the premier shopping destination for industry professionals and homeowners wanting to build, remodel, and beautify their homes and businesses. ATG’s mission is to always bring the best selection of home design products to their customers, with the best service, at the lowest prices. Visit ATGstores.com to learn more.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water. For more information on WaterSense, and for a full list of labeled products and WaterSense irrigation partners, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.