Another requirement concerning developers and builders is codified at O.C.G.A. § 8-2-3. This section of the Water Act requires the use of high efficiency plumbing fixtures in new construction permitted on or after July 1, 2012. The table below summarizes the fixtures affected by the Water Act and the corresponding specifications for water usage.
|Fixture||Maximum Water Usage|
|Dual Flush Toilet||1.28 gal/flush (for either 2 reduced volume flushes or one full volume flush)|
|Single Flush Toilet||1.28 gal/flush|
|Lavatory Faucet/Aerator Replacement||1.5 gal/min @ 60 psi|
|Shower Head||2.5 gal/min @ 60 psi|
|Kitchen Faucet||2.0 gal/min|
Further, the Water Act prohibits the sale of toilets with a per flush water usage of higher than 1.28 gal/flush after July 1, 2012.