California regulators mandating water efficient shower heads

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
FILE - A shower head is seen in this undated image.
FILE - A shower head is seen in this undated image.

New shower-heads sold in California will be the most water frugal in the nation.

The California Energy Commission voted Wednesday to phase in shower-head efficiency standards, limiting them to just 1.8 gallons a minute after July 2018.

The current standard is 2.5 gallons a minute.

The commission already tightened standards for faucets and urinals.

The state has also announced a $30 million rebate program to replace old toilets and lawns.

Click here to apply for rebates.

To learn how much water your city is required to cut back, click here. For water rebate information from Bay Area water suppliers, click here. You'll find tips about how to conserve water here and information on how to to report water wasters #WhereYouLive, here.

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