Grundfos Applauds Landmark Water Conservation Bill For California Residents
Assembly Bill 813 Offers Tax Credits for Homeowners Who Install Hot Water Recirculating Systems
FRESNO, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grundfos Pumps Corporation, a
global manufacturer of pumps, today hailed the introduction of Assembly Bill
813 in the California State Assembly, which provides tax credits for Golden
State residents who install Hot Water Recirculating (HWR) systems in their
homes. The bill, introduced by Assistant Assembly Republican Leader Mike
Briggs (R-Clovis), promotes water conservation while providing comfort to
homeowners and fiscal relief to municipalities.
The average homeowner in California wastes an average of more than 16,500
gallons of water each year waiting for hot water to flow to sinks, showers and
tubs. The gallons of wasted water that run down the drain, known as
"graywater," must be processed by municipal wastewater treatment systems and
other infrastructures, costing millions of dollars to communities and placing
an unprecedented demand on state water tables.
HWR systems, however, provide hot water on demand, providing a
cost-effective means to reduce burdens on municipal resources and strong
support for growing populations.
"This landmark legislation is a home run for California and all of those
who believe in saving our state's precious water supply," said Jerry Cook, a
member of the Grundfos Board of Directors. "HWR offers convenience,
conservation and comfort, providing hot water when and where you need it.
Saving water is of paramount concern to Californians, and we applaud
Assemblyman Briggs' leadership and foresight in introducing a bill that can
help each and every resident of this state."
The bill offers a tax credit to those Californians who install an HWR
system into a new home or an addition or renovation of a preexisting
Briggs, whose district includes Grundfos' North American headquarters in
Fresno, is a member of a special Assembly Committee on Energy Costs and
Availability and has introduced legislation of his own in special session in
hopes of easing California's energy crisis. HWR systems, he noted, use less
energy than a typical lightbulb.
"My bill is a win-win situation for consumers and municipalities," Briggs
said. "Consumers should not have to wait seconds, even minutes, to get hot
water, and municipalities are wasting money treating water that goes down the
drain. This bill would stop that. A more prudent direction would be to issue a
tax credit to residents who install a hot water recirculating system.
Companies like the Grundfos Pumps Corporation are taking the lead in employing
new technology to solve old problems."
About Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Grundfos is one of the world's largest manufacturers of pumps, providing
water for homes, farms, commercial buildings and industrial uses. Founded in
1949, the Company has 9,000 employees worldwide, 400 with Grundfos USA, an
American company that began operation in 1977. Grundfos has delivered more
than 85 million pumps, nearly 10 million annually.