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Low water use toilets and faucets

Water efficient (low water use) fixtures are designed to conserve water while maintaining the same level of performance as older fixtures.

Faucets, showerheads and toilets are just a few examples of fixtures available in low water use models.

All new homes and commercial construction, including renovations that require a plumbing permit, must install low water use fixtures per the Water Utility Bylaw.

Look for WaterSense labelled toilets, faucets and showerheads ​when upgrading fixtures. All WaterSense products are independently, third-party certified to meet standard for water efficiency as well as performance.

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Low water fixture bylaw requirements

Fixture Bylaw requirement
Toilets (bowl and tank) No greater than 6.0 litres (1.6 US gallons) per flush
Urinals No greater than 3.8 litres (1.0 US gallons) per flush
Faucets (kitchen & bath) Flow no greater than 8.3 litres (2.2 US gallons) per minute
Showerheads Flow no greater than 9.5 litres (2.5 US gallons) per minute
Public restroom faucets Flow no greater than 1.8 litres (0.5 US gallons) per minute
Cooling Systems Once through cooling systems are no longer allowed