Product Certification & Labeling
The WaterSense label makes it easy for consumers to recognize products and programs that save water without sacrificing performance or quality. Independent, third-party licensed certifying bodies certify that products meet EPA criteria for water efficiency and performance by following testing and certification protocols specific to each product category. Products that are certified to meet EPA specifications are allowed to bear the WaterSense label. The WaterSense label must be used in accordance with the WaterSense Program Mark Guidelines (PDF) (10 pg, 367K, About PDF).
Key Steps Toward Obtaining the WaterSense Label
STEP 1. The product manufacturer enters into a WaterSense partnership agreement with EPA.
Manufacturers can sign a WaterSense partnership agreement with EPA once a draft specification has been released for a product they produce/carry or manufacture under a private label. Under the partnership agreement, manufacturers will have 12 months to obtain certification of a product that conforms to a relevant WaterSense specification.
STEP 2. Have the product certified for conformance to the WaterSense specification by an EPA licensed certifying body. Manufacturers apply directly to the licensed certifying body for certification and to obtain the WaterSense label.
WaterSense has posted a listing of certifying bodies that are licensed to certify products that meet WaterSense product specifications. The list is also obtainable from the WaterSense Helpline at (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367).
To learn more about the certification and labeling process, please visit the WaterSense product certification page or review the Product Certification and Labeling Frequently Asked Questions. You can also contact the WaterSense Helpline at (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) or email us for additional information.