Despite the desperate need to save water in many drought stricken states, many states have been slow to adopt and install water-efficient toilets, showerheads, and bathroom faucets into their homes. In a study conducted by the GMP Research, INC. and commissioned by Plumbing Manufactures International (PMI). The study found that only 5.5percent of California’s 33.5 million installed toilets are high-efficiency toilets that use 1.28 gallons per flush. Despite California’s ongoing water crisis, only 21.1 percent of bathroom faucets in the state meet the Environmental Projection Agency’s WaterSense standard of 1.5 gallons per minute and 23.9 percent of showerheads meeting this standard.
The study wasn’t just critical of drought stricken areas, but noted that on average 6.7 percent of toilets installed nationwide meet the WaterSense Standard, while bathroom faucets were at 28.7 percent. Nationally, Texas has the highest WaterSense showerheads installed at a rate of 39.4 percent
To see what EPA WaterSense money-saving rebates your state offers, check SafePlumbing.org’s website.