California Title 20 Water-Efficiency Standards

 

Due to severe drought, California Governor Jerry Brown mandated water restrictions in an Executive Order issued April 1, 2015. In the Order, the California Energy Commission (CEC) was charged with adopting emergency regulations establishing standards that improve the efficiency of water appliances, including faucets, toilets, urinal flush valves and shower devices available for sale in California.
 
The CEC's water-efficiency standards, which are comparable to or lower than the applicable WaterSense® program standards, are noted below.


 

PLUMBING FIXTURE MAXIMUM RATE EFFECTIVE DATE
Kitchen faucets 1.8 gpm January 1, 2016
Public lavatory faucets 0.5 gpm January 1, 2016
Toilets 1.28 gpf January 1, 2016
Urinal flush valves 0.125 gpf January 1, 2016
   
MANUFACTURED DATE
Residential lavatory faucets 1.2 gpm July 1, 2016
Shower Devices 2.0 gpm July 1, 2016
  1.8 gpm July 1, 2016




Brizo® Product Compliance

 
  • All Brizo kitchen faucets are compliant.
  • All Brizo lavatory faucets designated with an ECO suffix are compliant.
  • Brizo shower devices that comply with the 2.0 gpm standard are available. Shower devices that comply with the 1.8 gpm standard will be available by July 1, 2018.

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