Water Pik Inc. Partners With Wyland Foundation To Support National Water Conservation Challenge
Waterpik® EcoFlow® Shower Heads Lead Conservation Efforts in Earth Month Pledge
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (March 13, 2012 – Furthering its commitment to water conservation efforts, Water Pik, Inc., is partnering with the Wyland Foundation’s national “Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation” in celebration of Earth Month, encouraging people to take the pledge to save water throughout April. Awarded the EPA WaterSense® seal, the entire family of Waterpik® EcoFlow® high efficiency products, offer water savings without sacrificing a great shower experience. Together, Waterpik® EcoFlow® and the Wyland Foundation, aim to dramatically slash water and energy use across the nation.
“We are very excited to partner with Water Pik for the challenge, since EcoFlow shower heads align with the foundation’s mission for water conservation,” said Wyland, environmental artist, Founder and President of the Wyland Foundation. “Changing to an EcoFlow shower head is one of the easiest ways to start the pledge and take steps to living a water-wise lifestyle.”
Water Pik’s Commitment to High Efficiency Shower Heads
According to the EPA, showering accounts for approximately 17 percent of residential indoor water use in the United States – adding up to more than 1.2 trillion gallons of water each year nationwide. To earn the WaterSense® label, EcoFlow® shower heads must not only save water, but also meet multiple performance requirements in order to ensure a high quality shower experience.
With the brand’s EcoFlow® line of high efficiency shower heads, Water Pik has been focused for several years on offering water saving shower heads that don’t sacrifice a great shower experience. In total, over 35 EcoFlow® shower head models have been Watersense certified. Waterpik® EcoFlow® shower heads are available to consumers in a variety of styles and finishes, at most major retailers that carry replacement shower heads.
The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
The Mayor’s Challenge is a friendly competition between residents of cities across the U.S., in which mayors will be asking their residents to make a free, online pledge to conserve water, save money and reduce pollution. Residents in the cities with the most participants will qualify to win a hundreds of prizes, including Waterpik® EcoFlow® shower heads.
The mayors of Los Angeles, Honolulu and Redondo Beach, were among the first to accept the challenge this year, and more sign on every day. Last year, Southern Californians pledged to save more than 897,000,000 gallons of water with 3,184,095 pounds of trash kept from landfills and 27,936,170 pounds of CO2 emissions reduced.
Residents are encouraged to take the pledge, even if the mayor of their city hasn't made a pledge. To take the pledge visit mywaterpledge.com, and start conserving water today with a Waterpik® EcoFlow® shower head. To learn more about Water Pik® and EcoFlow® shower head technology, visit the EcoFlow innovations page.
About Water Pik, Inc.
Water Pik is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative personal healthcare products sold under the Waterpik® brand name. The Company has developed and introduced many products that are considered the first of their kind and have led to the formation of new markets, including the pulsating shower massage. Waterpik shower heads are sold through a variety of channels, including mass-merchandisers, DIY and specialty retailers. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, the Company operates facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Water Pik, Inc. Web site at www.waterpik.com.
About The Wyland Foundation
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has worked directly with more than one million children since its inception in 1993.