Santa Clarita Requires low Flow Faucets Throughout the house
By a show of hands how many of you turn off your water when brushing you teeth? Well, because I cant see you but I trust that you’re being honest in the disclosure of exactly how much water you consume each day, each year. Did you know in order to be compliant with the latest Santa Clarita standards required by Senate Bill SB407 that the faucets in your house if built before January 1 1994 produce no more than 2.2 gallons per minute. If you were one of the persons who said you do not turn off the water and without a energy saving faucet you are likely using up to or more than 3,000 gallons of water a year. Wow, right?
According to the EPA, replacing your old faucets can save a family as much as 700 gallons of water per year, which is equal to 40 showers.The EPA
There is help. Whether you are replacing the older high volume producing fixtures to be more water wise or you are replacing them to be compliant with SB407 there are fixtures which easily meet these requirements.
WaterSense® Fixtures and Aerators
The EPA has teamed up with multiple manufacturers of bathroom fixture products which place water conservation at the forefront. These fixtures can reduce usage by as much as 30% or more from your old fixtures. According to the EPA, replacing your old faucets can save a family as much as 700 gallons of water per year, which is equal to 40 showers. Additionally, another benefit of saving water is saving the energy that it would take to heat all that hot water. The EPA estimates the savings would be equal to running a hair dryer for ten minutes a say for a year.
If you’re interested in seeing how much water you currently use or, how much water you stand to save by retrofitting check out this site.