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WaterSense Showerhead Specification Released

The Kohler Forte 1.75 gpm (6.6 lpm) showerhead meets the qualifications for the WaterSense label for showerheads.

Photo: Kohler
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final WaterSense specification for showerheads in March 2010. As expected, the specification sets the maximum flow rate at 2.0 gallons per minute (7.6 lpm) at a flowing pressure of 80 psi. EPA estimates that labeled showerheads will begin appearing in stores by the end of April. For more on this standard, see

EBN Nov. 2009 and www.epa.gov/watersense/.

Published March 31, 2010

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