California approves nation’s toughest shower head requirements​

Shower heads sold in California will be limited to 2 gallons per minute beginning in July 2016, and 1.8 gallons per minute by 2018.

Also effective next July, residential bathroom faucets will have a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.

New regulations approved by the California Energy Commission mean shower heads sold in California will be limited to spraying 2 gallons per minute beginning in July 2016.

By 2018, they’ll be limited to just 1.8 gallons per minute — the toughest standard in the nation.

Existing regulations limit California shower heads to 2.5 gallons per minute.

More details here.

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