To encourage water efficiency.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Water Advanced Technologies for Efficient Resource Use Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. WATERSENSE.
(a) In General.--There is established within the Environmental Protection Agency a WaterSense program to identify and promote water efficient products, buildings and landscapes, and services in order-- (1) to reduce water use; (2) to reduce the strain on water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure; (3) to conserve energy used to pump, heat, transport, and treat water; and (4) to preserve water resources for future generations, through voluntary labeling of, or other forms of communications about, products, buildings and landscapes, and services that meet the highest water efficiency and performance standards. (b) Duties.--The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall-- (1) promote WaterSense labeled products, buildings and landscapes, and services in the market place as the preferred technologies and services for-- (A) reducing water use; and (B) ensuring product and service performance; (2) work to enhance public awareness of the WaterSense label through public outreach, education, water recycling and reuse technology research and development, and other means; (3) establish and maintain performance standards so that products, buildings and landscapes, and services labeled with the WaterSense label perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts; (4) publicize the importance of proper installation of WaterSense plumbing products by a WaterSense-certified or, if WaterSense certification...