DES PLAINES, IL — Chicago Faucets announces the release of a new white paper, Cheap Water No More. The white paper discusses the continually escalating cost of water businesses will experience due to replacement of the country’s aging water and sewer systems, specifically the thousands of miles of pipes and the tens-of-thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems in need of repair or replacement, according to a Black and Veatch® report. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the total national cost of updating these systems to be around $384 billion over the next 20 years.

The white paper offers a solution as part of a thorough water conservation plan – replace a building’s older manual faucets with new electronic metering faucets with low flow rates and water-saving electronic shut-offs. Advances in technology and manufacturing have brought down list prices for many electronic metering faucets to near the price of comparable manual models.

The white paper presents charts that show the rising costs of water and sewer rates and the end uses of water in office buildings, as well as a chart on potential water savings achievable by replacing manual faucets with electronic metering faucets.

To help you understand how the rising cost of water will affect you, download a PDF of the Chicago Faucets Cheap Water No More white paper at

The Chicago Faucet Company is part of the Geberit Group, a European market leader and global provider of sanitary technology. Since 1901, The Chicago Faucet Company, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, has offered commercial and residential products built to stand the test of time. A combination of the best engineering, finest materials and quality workmanship has made Chicago Faucets the specified choice in many of the finest building projects throughout North America.

As European market leader, the Geberit Group is a global provider in the area of plumbing technology with sales of CHF 2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees in over 40 countries worldwide.

For additional information, contact The Chicago Faucet Company at 2100 South Clearwater Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018, or call 800/566-2100. You can also visit Chicago Faucets at