Alliance for Water Efficiency

The Alliance for Water Efficiency, a national nonprofit organization
that promotes the efficient and sustainable use of water, announced the
formal launch of a comprehensive Web-based Water Efficiency Resource Library,
in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who is a
major partner and funder of the program. The Resource Library is located at on
the Web at:

“Water is America’s greatest liquid asset, and citizen awareness is the most
powerful tool to protect it,” said Benjamin H. Grumbles, EPA assistant
administrator for water. “EPA commends the Alliance for Water Efficiency
for increasing public understanding, spreading the ethic of efficiency and
building partnerships to sustain the water planet.”

The Resource Library has been under construction for nearly two years. “We
were very pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided
funding and support to assist us with this important project,” said Carole Baker,
chair of the Alliance for Water Efficiency Board. “The nation needs the kind of
detailed information that the Resource Library will provide to help address
increasing water shortages, while saving the utilities and consumers money
at the same time.”

The Resource Library is intended as a one-stop shop for water efficient
product and program information. Library sections cover residential plumbing
and appliances, toilet testing, landscape and irrigation, commercial and
industrial water conservation, water rates and rate structures, water loss
control, codes and standards, drought planning and numerous other topics.
Research reports, published documents, and case studies are included,
providing a comprehensive picture of what water efficiency measures prove
to be the most successful and how water utilities and consumers can best
achieve water efficient use. Upcoming features being added to the site are
state-by-state summaries and an online discussion forum.

“We are thrilled to finally have such a nationwide resource on water efficiency
and sustainable water use,” said Mary Ann Dickinson, executive Director of the
Alliance for Water Efficiency. “We view the Resource Library to be a very
significant step toward promoting greater water efficiency, which will help
water utilities reduce the costs of needed infrastructure and help avoid the
need for new and more expensive water supply options.”


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