Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is implementing a nationwide initiative that will bring water conservation workshops to all of its U.S. stores. The program is designed to educate shoppers on ways to reduce water waste in and outside of the home, especially during the upcoming summer season.
The 90-minute workshops will share 10 home improvement projects that can aid in water conservation. Home Depot has identified some of these methods to be converting to a low-flow or dual-flush toilet, switching to EPA WaterSense labeled showerheads and faucets, installing dual spray lawn sprinklers and more. The workshops are free to all guests.
The retailer will pay special attention to water conservation efforts in western states where shoppers tend to be more likely to experience water restrictions due to dry conditions. The company is installing custom merchandising displays and in-store signage to help shoppers locate specific water conservation tools and products. In 2013, purchases of WaterSense labeled products led to the conservation of 42.5 billion gallons of water.
The water conservation workshop series will be held in all 1,977 Home Depot locations on Saturday, April 26.
-See this Home Depot press release
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