San Francisco Energy and Water Conservation Ordinance

George Salet Plumbing is well versed in the New Amendments
The new San Francisco Energy and Water Conservation Ordnances effective July 1, 2009. The ordinances updates housing and building code guidelines to retrofit all residential and commercial properties with water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Residential properties are required to be retrofitted upon resale. Commercial properties must be retrofitted when undergoing certain tenant improvements, but not later than January, 1 2017. The new ordinances are expected to save San Francisco up to 4 million gallons a day by 2017.

The new conservation ordinances establish the following guidelines for residential and commercial properties:

  • All showerheads have a maximum flow of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm)
  • All showers have no more than one showerhead per valve
  • All faucets and faucet aerators have a maximum flow rate of 2.2 gpm
  • All Water Closets (toilets) have a maximum rated water consumption of 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf)
  • All urinals have a maximum flow rate of 1.0 gpf
  • All water leaks have been repaired

Why should You call George Salet Plumbing for your water conservation needs?

George Salet Plumbing have served San Francisco for over 30 years, we know how to deal with unusual problems in older buildings. We install and repair a wide variety of toilets, Faucets and showers. We are also experts in finding leaks in pipes and fixtures.

Fully stocked service trucks:
We have most parts including toilets on the truck meaning less time waiting for the job to be completed.

We Respect Your Property:
If you are buying or selling you want someone who is clean and will not damage the property, we come ready with mats, tarps and other protective equipment to prevent damage. When work is complete before we leave the work area is cleaned.

When you are in the middle of a real estate transaction getting the work done in a timely manner is essential. We can usually do the work the same day and offer two hour window appointment. We also can call you a half hour before we arrive so you can minimize time waiting for a plumber.

For more information on the Energy and Water Conservation Ordnances click on the links to the links to the ordnances:

Residential Water Conservation Ordinance

Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance