The Water Efficient Products Labelling Scheme has been updated to include more products which will save householders water and the scheme is increasingly being used by consumers to source product, says the Bathroom Manufacturers Association.
The scheme is web based and features around 700 water saving products, including WCs, showers, and taps.
The website, at www.water-efficiencylabel.org.uk includes details of local stockists, plus downloadable fact sheets and technical details and an on-line water consumption calculator. There are also links to manufacturers’ websites, scheme partners and government sites.
The label shows quite clearly the volume of water that the product will consume if installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions by a competent installer.
Yvonne Orgill, chief executive of the BMA says: “Modern bathroom suites have come a long way in recent years and the latest designs have water and energy efficiency built in. This scheme shows only products which meet the strict eco criteria laid down by industry experts. There is now a great opportunity for bathroom installers to show their eco credentials, to use the scheme and to get ahead of their competition installing only products with the WEPLS label.”