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Water Efficiency

Water efficiency is fast becoming a key policy issue and refers to the conservation of essential water resources, and achieving less water use in tandem with sustained appliance performance.

Water Efficiency


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Regulatory Content Overview

While securing supply is a mainstay of the water efficiency objective, water use also results in the emission of carbon, constituting an environmental threat. As such, regulations are emerging to address the technological performance of household devices with regard to water and the implementation of voluntary labeling schemes for water-using electrical appliances.

In some regions, mandatory water efficiency labeling programs, such as Singapore WELS, have now been instituted for certain home appliances.

Water efficiency regulations commonly include requirements for marking/labeling, registration, permits/licenses/approvals, providing product information, and payment of taxes, fees, and duties.

The main product categories covered in C2P are:

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Steam cookers
  • Electric showers

Coverage Included

Our regulatory content in C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. Below is a high level summary of our coverage for this topic:
  • Australia: Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act, 2005
  • Brazil: Mandatory Water-efficiency Certification of Home and Sanitary Appliances, Bill PL 2049/2015
  • China: Administrative Measures on Water Efficiency Labeling, Order No. 6, 2017
  • New Zealand: Consumer Information Standards (Water Efficiency) Regulations, SR 2017/212
  • Ontario (Canada): Energy and Water Efficiency for Appliances and Products, Regulation 509/18
  • Singapore: Sale and Supply of Water Efficiency (Minimum of 2-Ticks) Washing Machines, Circular, July 2014
  • Taiwan: Fee-Charging Standards for Using the Water Efficiency Label, Order No. 10704600950, 2018
  • Taiwan: Water Equipment, Sanitary Ware or Other Equipment Subject to Water Efficiency Label, Announcement No. 10604604410, 2017
  • Colorado (USA): Water and Energy Efficiency Standards, House Bill 1231 Enacted, 2019
  • Vietnam: On the Criteria for Determining the Water Efficiency of Products and Equipment, Circular No. 12/2019 / TT-BKHCN

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