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|
|Residential lavatory faucets||1.2 gpm||July 1, 2016|
|Shower Devices||2.0 gpm||July 1, 2016|
|1.8 gpm||July 1, 2018|
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 1.8 gpm standard will be available on or before July 1, 2018.
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