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22nd September 2017
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Inta lobbies on behalf of the Water Label
Anti-scald tap, shower and valve manufacturer Inta has received a commitment from Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford, that he will support the Water Label within Parliament and lobby for bathroom products to be included in the Government's forthcoming Green Deal.
The MP visited Inta's headquarters in Hixon, Staffordshire, to discuss the issues facing the bathroom industry with the firm's managing director Stuart Gizzi. He spoke about his own experiences of solar thermal heating and his concern about the security of the country's water supply - both immediately and in the future.
Mr Lefroy said: "As a member of the International Development Select Committee I have seen the markedly different attitude towards water in countries where it is not readily available, compared to here in the UK. I feel it is time to educate the British public on how important water is and how they can make small changes to their behaviour which will help protect its long-term availability for future generations.
"I will be writing to the Department for Energy and Climate Change to encourage them to examine if there is a way to incentivise the purchase of water saving bathroom products within the forthcoming Green Deal. The reduction in CO 2 emissions combined with use of less hot water combats two pressing environmental issues, so it would make sense to offer an incentive to homeowners to adopt these next generation bathroom products."
Stuart Gizzi said: "In the decade Inta has been in business, we have worked incredibly hard to encourage the creation of legislation to make anti-scald devices compulsory in new bathroom installations, which helped shape Part G in the current building regulations.
"However we are not resting on our laurels and are now lobbying hard on other issues affecting the industry including the forthcoming Renewable Heating Incentive and pushing to increase consumer awareness of the need for anti-scald protection.
"We are also proud to be playing our part in spreading the message about the Water Label, so I was encouraged by Mr Lefroy's response to the issues raised. I hope he will be a passionate advocate and encourage his parliamentary colleagues to back the efforts the bathroom industry is making."
Picture shows: Jeremy Lefroy (left) with Inta director Stuart Gizzi
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