SOURCE: Moen Incorporated

Moen Incorporated

March 31, 2010 14:40 ET

Moen® Showerheads Meet EPA's New WaterSense® Criteria

Seventeen Moen Showering Products Earn New Certification

NORTH OLMSTED, OH--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - Conserving natural resources while meeting consumer needs are major considerations in the product design process at Moen Incorporated. And now, the number one faucet brand in North America is taking its environmental commitment to the next level, as 17 of its showerheads have received the first certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new WaterSense® labeling criteria specifically for showering products. In addition to Moen®'s lavatory faucets, which are all certified to meet WaterSense criteria for faucets, the newly certified showerheads represent every category in Moen's showering portfolio -- including wall-mount, rainshower and hand shower showerheads -- which are available in a number of on-trend finishes at wholesale showrooms nationwide.

"Moen has been a proud partner of the EPA's WaterSense program since its inception," said Kathy Flinn, director, advertising and brand, Moen. "Our corporate mission promotes both sustainability and conservation -- a reason why we've created Eco-Performance products that reduce water usage without sacrificing performance. We're happy to help consumers save water for future generations while still receiving the same great experience, style and reliability they've come to expect from the Moen brand."

The certified showerheads are designed to help environmentally conscious developers, builders and plumbers provide consumers with an optimized water flow that doesn't sacrifice performance. They feature flow rates ranging from 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm) to 2.0 gpm, versus the industry standard of 2.5 gpm. The result is water conservation of up to 30 percent. The new certification standard requires showerheads to meet the maximum and minimum flow rate, force and coverage requirements as outlined by the EPA. Specific products certified to meet WaterSense labeling criteria include:

Brand Model Number Description Flow Rate (gpm)
Moen 6306 Single-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 6306BN Single-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 6306ORB Single-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 6307 Single-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 6307BN Single-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 6307ORB Single-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 3233 Envi™ three-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 3233CBC Envi three-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 3233BN Envi three-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 3233ORB Envi three-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75
Moen 6350 Envi Eco-Performance rainshower 2.0
Moen 6350BN Envi Eco-Performance rainshower 2.0
Moen 3863 Envi Eco-Performance hand shower 1.75
Moen 3863CBC Envi Eco-Performance hand shower 1.75
Moen 3863BN Envi Eco-Performance hand shower 1.75
Moen 23334 Nurture™ three-function Eco-Performance hand shower 1.75
Moen 23333 Nurture three-function Eco-Performance showerhead 1.75

With the latest WaterSense certifications, builders, plumbers and remodelers can now offer their customers Moen products at the sink and in the shower that can reduce both water usage and monthly utility bills.

WaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and simple, water-saving practices. The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense-labeled products, which have been independently certified for efficiency and performance, and promotes water-saving techniques that reduce stress on water systems and the environment.

For more information about Moen showering products certified to meet WaterSense labeling criteria, call 1-800-BUY-MOEN (1-800-289-6636) or visit moen.com.

About Moen
Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed, on-trend kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, showerheads, and stainless steel sinks for residential and commercial applications. As the #1 faucet brand in North America, customers have come to rely on Moen to deliver dependable products and service. Moen is part of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) (www.fortunebrands.com), a leading consumer brands company.

About WaterSense
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water. For more information on WaterSense, and for a full list of labeled products and WaterSense irrigation partners, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.

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