Donald Trump said on Friday, that Americans have to flush their toilets 10 times, 15 times instead of just once, and that there was difficulty in washing their hands because of low flow sinks. He said that they were in a situation in which people were living in areas where there are tremendous amounts of water, but there is no amount of water coming out from faucets and sinks.
“You turn on the faucet, and you don’t get any water. They take a shower, and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out, very quietly dripping out,” the President continued.
He also said that many states have plenty of water, and it comes down like rain, but people do not know what to do with it. According to him, in new houses and buildings, they have standards, but no one gets water. Therefore, one ends up using more water. He also mentioned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was looking into the matter.
The EPA said that it was working with all federal partners, including the Dept. of Energy, to review the Federal Energy Management plan so that American consumers have more choice when purchasing water products.
The EPA’s Water Sense Program was launched in 2006 to reduce the usage of water in toilets. WaterSense certified toilets use only 1.28 gallons per flush, or 20 percent less water than the standard created by the Energy Policy Act.