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Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour to visit Pacific

The national tour has the goal of saving 2 billion gallons of water this year by replacing old or leaking bathroom fixtures with innovative, water-efficient plumbing products. - Courtesy photo
The national tour has the goal of saving 2 billion gallons of water this year by replacing old or leaking bathroom fixtures with innovative, water-efficient plumbing products.
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The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour will visit Pacific on Monday, instructing households how to save water and costs.

Tour representatives will be at Consolidated Supply Company, 703 Valentine Ave. SE, Pacific, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide product details and demonstrations.

The public is welcome.

The tour – a national mobile marketing campaign sponsored by American Standard – is designed to help raise awareness about water conservation and to offer practical solutions through water-saving bathroom fixtures.

Water shortages are forecast to hit 36 states in the U.S., including Washington, by 2013. Many communities already are experiencing a tighter water supply. The tour will show how an average four-person household can save 48,326 gallons of water a year using water-saving bathroom fixtures.

The tour has the goal of saving 2 billion gallons of water this year by replacing old or leaking bathroom fixtures with innovative, water-efficient plumbing products. The tour will visit over 300 plumbing wholesale locations by November in a 44-foot-long, walk-through mobile showroom. The public is welcome free of charge to walk through the mobile showroom.

Visitors to The Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour will gain:

• Financial calculations of how much water and money consumers can save with efficient bathroom products. Retrofitting faucets, showerheads and toilets with low-flow options is one of the fastest and easiest ways for consumers and businesses to save significant amounts of water.

• Water-saving tips that benefit the environment. The tour is the latest in a series of initiatives by American Standard Brands to raise awareness of practical water conservation solutions through product innovations and increased consumer choice. In February, American Standard Brands announced a $1 million, two-year partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, in support of its mission in the area of global freshwater conservation.

• Hands-on demonstrations of the newest water-saving showerheads, faucets, and toilets. Tour ambassadors aboard the mobile showroom will explain the latest products. User demonstrations will include a FloWise® showerhead, for instance, which uses up to 40 percent less water during a shower while its exclusive turbine technology delivers a robust spray.

“At American Standard, our goal is to educate consumers that conservation can and does begin at home. By developing water-efficient, low-consumption toilets, faucets and showerheads that actually work, we are providing consumers with real choice in creating responsible bathrooms without sacrifice in style or performance,” said Don Devine, American Standard president and chief executive officer.

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For more information, visit www.theresponsiblebathroomtour.com.

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