We've teamed up with DIY retailers, builders' merchants and manufacturers of bathroom fittings to introduce the European Water Label scheme.
The scheme has been launched to help customers find water efficient bathroom fittings such as taps, showers, toilets and baths.
The European Water Label was developed by the Bathroom Manufacturers Association and is operated by The Water Label company.
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The Label, which began appearing on bathroom products in summer 2014, includes information such as:
- Flush performance of toilets
- Flow rate of taps and showers
- Capacity of baths.
Comparison of water use
It also provides customers with an online database comparing the amount of water being used between similar products and enabling them to compare on a like for like basis.
Search the online database for products
When searching, look for products which score within the green band of the label, as these are the more water efficient products.
For example, taps and showers that use more than 13 litres of water per minute are shown in the red band whereas products using no more than 6 litres per minute are shown in the green band.
Save on your bill
Choosing more water efficient products will help you to save money on your water and energy bill. Nearly a quarter of your energy bill is spent on hot water.
The Label follows a similar approach to the Energy Efficiency Label found on white goods such as fridges and freezers.