WaterSense is slated to be cut from EPA’s proposed 2018 budget

WaterSense is slated to be cut from EPA’s proposed 2018 budget

Focusing on infrastructure is music to most ears, but there are current EPA programs slated to be eliminated.  The President’s Budget for FY 2018 lists 50 programs, including Energy Star, at the EPA that may be eliminated. The WaterSense program has never been congressionally authorized, so it does not have its own budget line item. For the past 10 years it has been funded only at the discretion of the EPA Administrator.

CHICAGO — The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program so many plumbing contractors and manufacturers are familiar with is slated to be eliminated from the 2018 federal budget.

This March the EPA’s Memorandum FY 2018

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