The Home Depot Hosts Water Conservation Workshops Nationwide
Company teaches do-it-yourself projects to help save water in arid West and
ATLANTA, April 10, 2014
ATLANTA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Home Depot^®, the world's largest
home improvement retailer, today announced a nationwide effort to help educate
and enable residents in drought-affected areas and elsewhere to conserve water
inside and outside the home. On Saturday, April 26, The Home Depot will host
Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. stores.
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The announcement of the workshops is one of several measures the company is
taking to assist homeowners, particularly in the West where many face water
restrictions due to current dry conditions.
Workshop leaders will cover ten home improvement projects which help conserve
the most water, such as converting to a dual-flush toilet, switching to EPA
WaterSense^® labeled showerheads and faucets, installing drip irrigation and
rotary nozzle or dual spray sprinklers and more.
"At The Home Depot, we're committed to helping our customers solve everyday
home improvement challenges, and for many, water conservation is one of those
challenges," said Joe McFarland, president of the Western Division for The
Home Depot. "We have the products and our associates have the know-how to help
our customers identify water-saving solutions and implement them at home.
These workshops help us to share that knowledge with our communities and
inspire residents to take action."
"Conserving water is one of the most important things we can do for our
communities, for our environment, and for our economy," said Nancy Stoner, EPA
Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. "WaterSense labeled products provide
efficiency without sacrificing performance and their use will help communities
throughout the country preserve their water resources."
In addition to hosting Workshops, The Home Depot has adjusted its in-store
environment for hundreds of stores in the West, creating unique signage and
shifting inventory and displays to help make customers better aware of the
various actions they can take to conserve water. In 2013, customers of The
Home Depot saved 42.5 billion gallons of water through the purchase of
WaterSense labeled products.
The national Water Conservation Workshops are free and will be held on
Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. local time. Details and
registration information is located at workshops.homedepot.com, where
customers can find information on all other Home Depot workshops year-round,
including DIY, Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids Workshops.
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer,
with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal
2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion.
The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow
Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
SOURCE The Home Depot
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