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Thinking of Selling?  Prepare yourself for the new Retrofitting Law - Starting January 1, 2014 homeowners who obtain permits to remodel a property that was built prior to 1994 are required to retrofit with toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush, showerheads with flow rates of no more than 2.5 gallons per minute, and other interior fixtures that use less than 2.2 gallons of water per minute.

This applies to all single family property permits, as well as multifamily and commercial property permits where 10% or more of the square footage is included in the remodel.

By January 1, 2017 all residential properties in California that were built prior to 1994 will need to be in compliance with water fixtures as outlined above, which will bring then up to the same standards as homes built since 1994.