[12:30] WaterSense started in 2006 - Began under a Republican administration and was continued under the Obama administration.
[13:37] John walks you through the above graphic showing total water savings through WaterSense.
[17:42]Congressional authorization of WaterSense - WaterSense is a successful EPA program but congressional authorization would allow it to become a formal program and receive dedicated annual funding through congressional appropriations bill.
[18:23] WaterSense in action - We discuss our experience using (or not yet using) WaterSense products in our homes. Head to our comment sections to let us know what WaterSense labeled products you currently use!
[22:41] The history of WaterSense - The irrigation and plumbing industries were part of the original stakeholder meetings in 2004.
It wasn't products they labeled first, it was people.
[25:35] New Homes Program - WaterSense labeled home are designed to reduce water use and must meet specific indoor and outdoor criteria for water efficiency.
[28:02] The irrigation controller -These products try to estimate how much water really needs to be applied by taking into account where a plant's exposure to sunshine, wind and rain.
Weather-based controllers also have the name "smart controllers" because of how they operate.
[33:30] Status of legislation that would authorize WaterSense - Well, we almost went an entire episode without talking some politics. Don't worry though, no presidential politics today. Listen to find out more about the status of congressional authorization and read our latest press release on authorization available here.