Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures Law
Effective January 1, 2017, California law will require property owners for properties built before 1994 to install water-conserving plumbing fixtures by 2017 for single family properties and by 2019 for all other properties. In addition, if a property is altered or improved after 2014, water-conserving plumbing fixtures must be installed as a condition of the issuance of the final permit. Further, effective January 1, 2017, a seller of a single family property will also be required to disclose whether the property is in compliance with the law. The same disclosure requirement will apply to all other properties beginning in 2019. However, the law creates no point of sale requirement. This means that the law does not require that the plumbing fixtures be upgraded as a requirement of the sale.
Shannon B. Jones, Partner