Defra has published the summary of responses and government response to the recent consultation on UK mandatory water efficiency labelling.

There were a total of 98 responses to the consultation.

The majority of respondents supported the introduction of a standalone mandatory water efficiency labelling to deliver the policy, with 74% of the responses agreeing or strongly agreeing.

The majority (64%) also agreed with the proposed approach to design of the label. Although there was support for including energy information on the label (for taps and non-electric showers), the majority of responses supported a standalone label focused on water efficiency information.

Defra notes that “due to the varying range of water heating systems it would be impractical to include energy use on a label for taps and showers.”

Read the Defra press release

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