Lavatory faucets

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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.

watersense logoFlorida 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

Silver and Gold requirements

All lavatory sink faucets shall have flow rates of 1.5 gallons/minute or less. WaterSense®-labeled comply.

Silver Gold Commercial/Institutional
Required Required NA
Gold extra credit

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

Silver Gold Commercial/Institutional
NA 2 points each NA
Commercial requirements

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 Inspector in one of three ways:

Lavatory faucet with stamp.

  • Flow rate stamp on faucet
  • WaterSense® label
  • Flow bag test
Lavatory faucet
Lavatory faucet