WATER CONSERVATION PLUMBING FIXTURES
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Faucets – Bathroom
WaterSense certified bathroom faucets use a maximum of 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute), reducing water usage – not performance – by more than 30% from the standard 2.2 GPM bathroom faucet. This could save the average family approximately 700 gallons of water per year in addition to water utility cost savings. Read the latest on WaterSense bathroom faucet requirements and specifications or search for more WaterSense certified faucets and faucet fixtures.
Faucets – Kitchen
Although the WaterSense program does not apply to kitchen faucets (I still have yet to understand why), you can still find WaterSense ‘equivalent’ kitchen faucets if they save at least 20% water more than the American standard 2.2 GPM kitchen faucet. Note, certain states, like California, may have stricter requirements. This section will list WaterSense ‘equivalent’ water efficient kitchen faucets with a 1.8GPM flow or less.
WaterSense certified showerheads use a maximum of 2 GPM (gallons per minute), reducing water usage – not performance – by at least 20% from the standard 2.5 GPM showerhead. If the average family installed WaterSense showerheads, this would equate to a savings of 2,700 gallons of water per family every year. Read the latest on WaterSense showerhead requirements and specifications or search for more WaterSense certified showerheads.
WaterSense certified residential toilets use a maximum of 1.28 GPM (gallons per minute), which a minimum of 20% water saved from the standard 1.6 GPM residential toilet. This equates to the average family saving approximately 13,000 gallons of water and $140 water utility costs per year – a $2,900 savings over the lifetime of the toilets – just by installing WaterSense toilets. Read the latest on WaterSense residential toilet requirements and specifications or search for more WaterSense certified residential toilets.