This measure requires the replacement of inefficient toilets and urinals within government buildings with high efficiency toilets and urinals. Local governments and local water providers need to demonstrate leadership in practicing water conservation. Replacing inefficient fixtures with high efficiency fixtures in government buildings not only conserves water for the local government, it provides an opportunity for public awareness and education.
High efficiency replacement fixtures include high efficiency toilets (HETs), 1.28 gpf or less, and high efficiency urinals, 0.5 gpf or less. This measure will not be required until the technology is widely available with replacement programs initiated by 2014 and all of the listed buildings retrofitted by 2020.
This measure focuses on government buildings and includes public administration buildings, local water provider administration buildings, public libraries, and court buildings. This action item only requires the retrofit of 3.5 gpf or higher toilets and urinals greater than 1.0 gpf.