U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Names Delta Faucet Company 2014 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again recognized Delta Faucet Company, the manufacturer of Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® products, as a WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year. This marks the third time in four years the Company has received this prestigious recognition for its commitment to water efficiency and efforts to educate U.S. consumers about the WaterSense program. “Delta Faucet Company was founded on innovation,” said Jai Shah, Delta Faucet Company president. “As a WaterSense partner since the program's inception, and a three-time WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year, we will continue to focus our innovative spirit on creating products that transform everyday interactions with water and help people save water without sacrificing their experience or style.”

First recognized as a WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year in 2011, Delta Faucet Company continues to support WaterSense labeled products and water efficiency by ensuring 100 percent of its bathroom collections offer a faucet and showerhead meeting EPA’s efficiency and performance criteria. These efforts, coupled with a coast-to-coast water efficiency campaign in celebration of the EPA’s annual Fix a Leak Week, helped the company secure its second WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year recognition in 2013.

In 2013, the company expanded its WaterSense labeled offerings to include two electronic bath faucets: the Delta® Dryden™ faucet with Touch2O.xt™ Technology and the Brizo® Odin™ single-handle faucet with SmartTouchPlus™ Technology. Both lavatory faucets allow the flow of water to be activated via touch or hands-free proximity sensing and automatically stop the flow of water after a period of time to help users reduce water waste without changing their behaviors.

Additionally, Delta Faucet introduced new WaterSense labeled multi-function showerheads and hand showers, paired with H2Okinetic® technology, to provide the feeling of more water while using less. These shower products offer a special “High-Efficiency” spray setting to provide optimal performance while conserving water.

Today, the company continues its commitment to water efficiency and the WaterSense program with the introduction of innovative new products and technologies for the home, including Delta FlushIQ™ Technology. This exclusive technology provides toilet overflow protection, leak detection and a touch-free flush to help homeowners save water and improve performance. By producing and promoting WaterSense labeled products, WaterSense partners, like Delta Faucet, helped Americans save 271 billion gallons of water in 2013 alone—enough water to supply all U.S. homes for 26 days . More than 1,500 utility, manufacturer, retail, builder, and organizational partners helped WaterSense realize these accomplishments. Every year, a select few are recognized for their significant program contributions.

“EPA is pleased to honor this impressive group of WaterSense program leaders,” said Ken Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator in EPA’s Office of Water. “Their efforts to build strong, resilient water systems are helping communities nationwide meet challenges of extreme weather events, drought, and other effects of our changing climate.”

To learn more about the 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year Awards program, visit: www.epa.gov/watersense

1WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program

About Delta Faucet
Founded by Masco Corporation in 1954 with the introduction of the single-handle faucet, Delta Faucet Company is proud to be America's faucet innovation leader, featuring Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® products. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a global organization that offers kitchen faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.
About Masco

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), parent company of Delta Faucet Company, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® kitchen and bath faucets and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; and Milgard® windows and doors. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services. Visit www.masco.com for more information on the Masco family of brands.

About WaterSense

WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 757 billion gallons of water and $14.2 billion in water and energy bills.

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