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Florida Water StarSM Technical Manual

Indoor criteria

Lavatory faucet

Lavatory faucet.

Fixtures

Lavatory faucets

Background

As established by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992) and required by the Florida Building Code, 2.2 gallons per minute (gpm) is the maximum flow rate for private lavatory faucets.

Florida Building Code for plumbing limits the maximum non-metering faucet flow rate for public lavatories to 0.5 gpm and the metering faucet flow rate to 0.25 gallons per metering cycle.

Requirements and certification
WaterSense label

In this category, all lavatory sink faucets will have a flow rate of 1.5 gpm or less or a WaterSense® label.

Silver

Gold

Commercial/Institutional

Required

Required

NA

For ultra low-flow lavatory faucets, the flow rate is to be 1.0 gpm or less.

Silver

Gold

Commercial/Institutional

NA

2 points each

NA

All commercial lavatory non-metering sink faucets have flow rates equal to or less than 0.5 gpm. All metering lavatory sink faucets have flow rates equal to or less than 0.25 gallons per metering cycle.

Silver

Gold

Commercial/Institutional

NA

NA

Required

The faucet installation is to be field-verified by the certifier in one of three ways:

Lavatory faucet with stamp

Lavatory faucet with stamp.

  • Flow rate stamp on faucet
  • WaterSense® label
  • Flow bag test
Low-flow Lavatory Faucet

Low-flow lavatory faucet.

St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
800-725-5922