2024 Water Conservation Rules When Selling in Southern California

We do a thorough compliance inspection and can install any required devices as needed. We check all toilets, shower heads and faucets, and will complete any certification needed by whatever city the property is located in.

Local laws: Various water conservation measures are required by cities and municipalities throughout Southern California. Most require compliance as a condition of sale per the RPA.

Specified devices may include:

• Ultra Low Flow toilets — use 1.6 gallons or less per flush

• High Efficiency toilets — use 1.28 gallons or less per flush

• Ultra Low Flow urinals — use 1.0 gallons or less per flush

• Low Flow showerheads — use 2.5 gallons or less per minute

• Faucet Aerators, Flow Restrictors, or Low Flow faucets — typically use 2.5 gallons per minute; sometimes required to use as 2.2 gallons or less per minute depending on the city.

Rebates are often available through local water providers for purchase of fixtures which meet or exceed compliance standards. Rebate finder is here.

State law: SB 407, enacted October 11, 2009, mandates water conservation performance standards, and specific disclosure requirements at sale of properties.

As of January 1, 2017, a seller or transferrer of single-family residential real property, multifamily residential real property, or commercial real property must disclose, in writing, specified requirements for replacing plumbing fixtures. Disclosure must include: • Water use standards for toilets (1.28 gpf), urinals (1.0 gpf), showers (2.5 gpm) and faucets (2.2 gpm); and, • Whether the real property includes non-compliant plumbing. (Existing 1.6 G.P.F. toilets are compliant at point of sale)

Figuring out if your toilet is low flow or not is not as simple as it should be. Call us with any questions you may have at 310-800-4418. Or use the comment section below to ask your question.

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