APHC is reminding installers that the new Water Label will start to appear on a wide range of products from this summer. The aim is to help consumers see which bathroom fittings have high water efficiency, so they can compare products more quickly and effectively.
The voluntary Water Label scheme gives information on volumes of water use for similar products, with the aim of helping people make purchasing decisions in favour of high water-efficient bathroom fittings such as taps, showers, WCs and baths.
The new label shows the volume of water that the product will consume – if installed correctly and according to the manufacturer’s instructions – and is similar in design to the energy label found on white goods. The label shows litres per minute – (type of measurement); displays coloured performance bands and shows the actual capacity/performance of the product.
APHC chief executive John Thompson said: “The Water Label represents a significant step forward for the industry. Not only will it help consumers to understand a product’s water consumption, flow and performance but consumers will be well equipped to save on utility bills as well as contributing to saving water as a resource.”