As established by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992) and as required by the Florida Building Code, showerheads may not exceed a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm).
Many showerheads available today use less water than 2.5 gpm and offer a high-quality experience for the user.
Requirements and certification
Single showerhead with a flow rate of 2 gallons/minute or less shall be installed. WaterSense®-labeled showerheads comply.
Large showers with multiple showerheads have become increasingly popular. A certified home can receive a variance for one additional hand-held shower head. For the purposes of this program, one shower stall floor measures 2,160 square inches (1.4 square meters).
Multiple low-flow showerheads within a single stall that are supplied through a diverter valve are acceptable.
Each shower is to be field-verified by the Inspector in one of these ways:
- Flow rate stamp on showerhead
- WaterSense® label
- Flow bag test