As of January 1, 2017, all non-compliant residential properties will require the installation of water-conserving plumbing fixtures. The legislation that passed in 2014, as Civil Code §1101.5, set January 1, 2017 as the deadline for single-family homeowners to be in compliance.
The good news is – if you’ve done any remodeling in the past 10 years or so your fixtures should already be compliant.
Some basic standards are:
Showers Fixtures – no more than 2.5 gallons per minute
Faucets – no more than 2.2 gallons per minute
Toilets – no more than 1.6 gallons per flush
Fixtures and low-flow toilets have come a long way both in functionality and design. And price-wise, not any difference. So, keep it mind if I do your bathroom remodel.