After Jerry Brown’s mandatory water reduction, the state’s experts have been managing water resources to deal with effects of the current water scarcity and prepare for the years to come. As part of the solution, the California Energy Commission approved standards for water appliances in which will save more than 10 billion gallons of water in the first year. Over time, the water savings is estimated to reach 105 billion gallons per year – pretty amazing number!

The water standards approved by the commission, on April 8th require appliances to consume less water thereby using less energy. Toilets and urinals are required to use 1.28 gallons or less and 0.125 gallons or less . Faucets – being residential or public – are required to consume 1.2 gallons and 0.5 gallons or less per minute flow rate.