NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends regular handwashing with soap and water as one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.1 But what happens when you don't have access to water in your home? For millions of Americans2 this is an issue they face on a daily basis due to ongoing water shutoffs. If people don't have access to potable water, they may not be able to nourish themselves or wash their hands, and this could put them, their families and the communities in which they live in peril.
Moen believes no one should have their water turned off during this historic pandemic and is encouraging people to send a letter to Congress at FoodAndWaterAction.org urging them to issue a national moratorium on water shutoffs during this time. Today, millions of people are at greater risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus because the water to their homes is being, or may yet be, shut off due to an inability to pay.
"The spread of the coronavirus has become a health, economic and human tragedy that will only be compounded if people don't have access to water and are unable to follow the recommended precautions," said Mark-Hans Richer, chief marketing and innovation officer, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group. "As a leader in the plumbing industry, we have a great responsibility to drive awareness of this issue, educate the public and demand that our elected officials act in the best interests of our local communities and suspend water shutoffs for the millions of Americans who are currently at risk."
Moen is the #1 consumer faucet brand in North America, offering a vast array of stylish and innovative kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products, kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, leak detection products and connected home offerings for residential applications that give consumers more power than ever before to understand and control the water that flows through their homes. These thoughtful designs deliver an exceptional user experience and elevate the way people interact with water every day. In addition, Moen®Commercial offers superior-performing products that can deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.
Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that fulfill the dreams of home. Moen anchors the Global Plumbing Group (GPG), which also includes several brands under the House of Rohl® including Perrin & Rowe®, ROHL®, Riobel®, Shaws® and Victoria + Albert®. Fortune Brands' other brands include Master Lock®and Sentry® Safe security products, MasterBrand Cabinets® and Therma-Tru® entry door systems. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, please visit www.FBHS.com.
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