Despite one of the rainiest winters we can remember, new Riverside water laws due to drought have still taken effect in 2017 and regulate interior water fixtures for your single family residential properties.
For all homes built before January 1, 1994, the law now requires that you retrofit all existing internal faucets, showers, toilets, and urinals to the state’s new conservation standards.
But what does this mean?
Will a “Water Cop” be knocking door to door on every American household? Just the opposite. There has been no tasking of law enforcement to actually uphold these laws. Furthermore, there are no seller mandate laws that require you make these changes before a home is sold. You are required by law to DISCLOSE this information to any renters or buyers of homes. It’s all in good faith.
We wanted to let all our clients know about these changes in the law that are beginning to take effect.
We encourage you to save water and we want you to know your rights if upgrading to more efficient hardware may be a financial hardship.
If you would like to join the conversation, we would love to hear from you. You can reach Water Heaters Only, Inc. Riverside 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (951) 688-1175 or call us toll free at 1 (800) 833-4571. To reach us my email, please send correspondence to Riverside@waterheatersonly.com
To read the full text of the law, click HERE.