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WaterSense-rated bathroom faucets under $100
Faucets are a must-have for the bathroom. With as much as these fixtures are used, there’s a tremendous opportunity to save water—and money!
So, when shopping for a new bathroom faucet, the two main questions you should ask are: how much will this cost, and how much water will it use? Fortunately, there are a number of environmentally friendly bathroom faucets that are comfortably under $100.
When you talk about eco-friendly plumbing fixtures, you’re talking about WaterSense-rated faucets. WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Its goals are to protect the nation’s water supply and enhance the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices.
To earn the WaterSense label, a product is independently tested and must be certified to meet EPA WaterSense criteria for efficiency and performance. Products that meet these strict guidelines carry the WaterSense label, including showerheads, toilets, and, of course, bathroom faucets.
According to WaterSense, if one of every 10 American homes upgraded a full bathroom with WaterSense labeled fixtures, we’d save about 74 billion gallons of water and around $1.5 billion on our utility bills nationwide per year.
Right about now you might be asking yourself, “OK, so how much more money will I have to shell out for something that saves me so much water?” Well, the answer is: nothing. There are many WaterSense-rated bathroom faucets that are under $100, and here are just a few of them:
This Danze single-handle faucet from the Parma collection is a great place to start. Not only is it a low-lead fixture (it complies with California and Vermont’s new low-lead qualifications), but it also features an eco-friendly flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm).
This ADA-compliant faucet features brass construction and a metal lever handle. Add the fact that it’s also WaterSense certified, and this would be a wonderful addition to a bathroom of any theme and size.
This Moen double-handle fixture from the Eva collection is also low lead. It features tapered, sophisticated lines for a timeless transitional style that would fit seamlessly in a contemporary or traditional bathroom.
With a flow rate of just 1.5 gpm, ADA-compliant lever handles, and its widespread configuration, this faucet would work in virtually any bathroom. And its smooth, nature-inspired design will make it a definite focal point.
The Delta double-handle faucet from the Lahara collection truly is a work of art—both inside and out. This centerset fixture has garnered excellent customer reviews for its nature-inspired design and its easy installation.
The flow rate of just 1.5 gpm is another reason why this Lahara faucet is such a favorite among the environmentally conscious crowd. Its modern presence, elegant high-arc design, and ADA-compliant lever handles help put it near the top of the list of bathroom faucets that combine form and function.
This traditional-themed Kohler faucet features a simple, straightforward design that’s perfect for, say, a guest bathroom. The fact that it’s a WaterSense-rated Kohler faucet only adds value—but you can still find it for under $100.
The ADA-compliant metal lever handle is extremely easy to use, the cast brass construction ensures durability, and the flow rate of just 1.5 gpm makes this single-handle bathroom faucet from the Coralais collection ideal for households with children. Installation is a breeze and you should be enjoying this faucet for years to come.
American Standard 2275.509
This American Standard faucet is a double-handled, centerset fixture from the Colony collection might be the best value of all the faucets on this list. Cast brass construction gives it incredible durability, its flow rate is 1.5 gpm, and the traditional design is appropriate in both residential and commercial applications.
Low-lead compliant? Check. WaterSense certified? Indeed. ADA-compliant lever handles? You got it. The ease of installation makes this faucet one to keep in mind when you’re shopping around for a WaterSense-rated fixture under $100.