- Horizon Distributors selected to join the EPA's WaterSense Partner Program
- WaterSense was established to increase awareness about water savings and promote more efficient products and practices
- A variety of smart controllers from different irrigation manufacturers are in the final WaterSense certification process
Horizon Distributors has been selected to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense Partner Program, making Horizon only the second green industry supplier to be recognized by the EPA.
“The WaterSense partnership is truly an honor for us, and it speaks to our commitment to helping our customers conserve water,” said Jim Ross, president, Horizon Distributors. “Being named an official Distribution Partner in the EPA’s WaterSense conservation program is great recognition of our continued efforts to advance irrigation efficiency in the green industry.”
WaterSense is a comprehensive, multi-tiered program established to increase awareness about water savings and promote the value of more efficient products and practices.
The EPA estimates that Americans waste about 1.5 billion gallons of water every day, often through inefficient irrigation. The WaterSense program was created to reduce the overall consumption of clean water resources by encouraging high-efficiency products and water-saving habits—both inside and outside of the home.
“We are excited to participate in this program,” said Ross. “We will continue our efforts to raise awareness and promote water conservation.”
For the professional irrigation industry, a variety of smart controllers from different manufacturers are in the final WaterSense certification process. Horizon Distributors is committed to supporting WaterSense-labeled controllers and other water conserving products as they become available.
“The WaterSense brand will soon be a familiar sight at our locations,” said Dan Puthuff, construction channel manager, Horizon Distributors. “By making it easier for green-industry professionals to identify, choose and install high-efficiency WaterSense irrigation products, we will enable our customers to significantly reduce their water consumption while still maintaining healthy landscapes.”
The WaterSense program includes its own brand identity to help consumers and contractors differentiate products or services. Based on independent testing, products that meet EPA criteria for water-saving efficiency earn the official WaterSense certification label.
The EPA calculates that more than 125 billion gallons of water and over $2 billion in water and energy bills have already been saved through the use of WaterSense products.
For more information about the WaterSense program or to learn about other water-saving products, please visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense/.