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DOE to Restrict Consumer Choice of Showerheads




The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is re-imposing strict Obama-era water use standards on showerheads and other home appliances.

Before the Trump Administration rolled back the regulations in December of 2020, the old rule capped the rate of water released by all showerheads or nozzles combined in multi-head devices at only 2.5 gallons per minute. The Trump DOE revised the rule allowing each showerhead nozzle individually to spray at that rate.

In a December 15th, 2020 press release when DOE changed the rules to allow more water to flow through showerheads, then-Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said the rules would give consumers more choice appliances they can keep in their homes.



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