Letter to the Editor
Clean Water is Crucial to our Survival
March 4, 2021
To the Editor:
In December of 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy finalized two new rules to roll back water efficiency standards. These new rules loosened water regulations on shower heads, washers and dryers.
Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, says these rules actually negatively affect consumer experience. The new standards call for shower heads that use so much water that families could run out of hot water in as little as ten minutes. Also, more water usage equals higher water utility bills. The previous standards helped typical household...