Low-Flow Devices

Detail ID
7.0201.1
Topic
Water Conservation
SubTopic
Water Preservation Devices
Desired Outcome

Leak-free and safe installation of water saving devices without affecting performance

SF Single Family Site-Built Housing
MH Manufactured Housing
MF Multifamily Housing

Specifications

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Verify current plumbing infrastructure is sufficient to support the installation(s) and water is free of visible debris that may clog the equipment

Verify adequacy of plumbing and water source

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Select showerheads rated for 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) or less that include an antiscald valve

If multiple heads are provided in a shower stall, the total flow rate may not exceed 2.5 GPM

Select features that meet any special needs of the occupant (e.g., shut off, swivel, handheld showers)

Select aerators with a flow rate of 2.2 GPM or less

Select appropriate low-flow devices

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Install equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications and applicable building code

Install low-flow devices using a non-hardening thread sealant (i.e., thread tape)

Safe and proper installation that is serviceable

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Permanently remove equipment from job site and recycle or dispose of removed equipment and refrigerant in accordance with local and federal law (e.g., EPA Section 608 of Clean Air Act of 1990)

Permanently decommission old equipment

Old equipment is permanently removed from service, protect the environment, and comply with regulation

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Provide occupants/owners with user's manual, warranty information, installation instructions, and installer contact information

Manufacturer supplied information available to occupant

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Water Preservation Devices