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.


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 1.5 gpm September 1, 2015
  1.2 gpm July 1, 2016
Residential lavatory faucets 2.0 gpf July 1, 2016
  1.8 gpf July 1, 2016

Brizo® Product Compliance

  • All Brizo kitchen faucets are 100% compliant and available now.

  • All Brizo lavatory faucets are 100% compliant with the 1.5 gpm standard, and 1.2 gpm residential lavatories (designated with an ECO suffix) will be available by July 1, 2016.

  • Shower devices that comply with the 2.0 gpm standard are available now, and 1.8 gpm shower devices will be available by July 1, 2018.

  • Find additional information about the new standards and the products affected by them.