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TOILET Police coming soon ??
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Submitted by HLS on November 4, 2016 - 9:34am
If you thought you had enough crap to deal with....
Time is running out for your water guzzling toilet. As of January 1st 2017 Low-Flow Toilets Become Law. Homes built before 1994 must have Low Flow Toilets and Shower heads.
This used to be a point of sale requirement but beginning January 1st, 2017 it will be required whether you plan to sell your home or not. (California Code §1101.1 through §1101.9)
The code calls for water-conserving plumbing fixtures to be installed when the existing fixtures use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush (toilet) , shower heads that have a flow capacity of more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute and any faucet inside the home that emits over 2.2 gallons per minute.
Under new standards you will no longer be able to buy a 1.6 gallon toilet in California. Toilets sold here can’t use more than 1.28 gallons per flush. ** Retailers won’t be allowed to sell off existing inventory of less efficient models after January 1st.
Starting Jan. 1, 2017 if you do any kind of home improvement that requires an inspector to come to your house they won’t give final approval unless you have low-flow plumbing fixtures throughout your home.
it is doubtful that the State believes there will be 100% compliance.
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