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US - California 2016

Due to the severity of California's drought, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed an executive order in April 2015, authorising the California Energy Commission to launch new water-saving standards for appliances with immediate effect.

 
New flow rate requirements in California:
  1. Residential lavatory faucets: flow rate shall not exceed 1.5/1.2 gallons per minute (gpm) as per this timeline:
    Step 1: max. flow rate shall not exceed 1.5 gpm for products manufactured on or after September 1, 2015 (matching the existing CalGreen and EPA WaterSense regulation). The max. flow rate for products manufactured before September 1, 2015 was 2.2 gpm.
    Step 2: max. flow rate shall not exceed 1.2 gpm for products manufactured on or after July 1, 2016.
    Neoperl offers a wide range of EPA WaterSense listed PCA® models to meet the above mentioned requirements.

  2. Kitchen faucets: the flow rate for products sold or offered for sale on or after January 1, 2016 shall not exceed 1.8 gpm (default setting) with a possibility to temporarily increase the flow rate to 2.2 gpm to fill pots and pans.
    Note: was defined by the CalGreen program already; NEOPERL® Ecobooster being a perfect solution. The max. flow rate for products sold or offered for sale prior to January 1, 2016 is 2.2 gpm.
     
  3. Public lavatory faucets: flow rate shall not exceed 0.5 gpm for products sold or offered for sale on or after January 1, 2016. The previous max. flow rate is 2.2 gpm.
    Note: identical to existing U.S. requirement.
     
  4. Fixed showerheads/Shower handheld/horizontal body sprayers:
    Step 1: max. flow rate shall not exceed 2.0 gpm for products manufactured on or after July 1, 2016 (matching the existing CalGreen and EPA WaterSense requirements).
    Step 2: max. flow rate shall not exceed 1.8 gpm for products manufactured on or after July 1, 2018.
    Neoperl offers a range of flow regulator solutions in many shapes and sizes meeting these flow rate requirements. Please click here for more information.
     

The grace period granted for conversion is short. Furthermore, it does not only apply to new buildings: the manufacture and/or sale of non-compliant products is prohibited as per the above timeline.

 

Are you looking for 1.2 gpm aerators meeting the new Californian flow rate requirements?

 

You can find a detailed conversion list (1.5 to 1.2 gpm) for PCA® faucet aerators below. Please note: a few models are currently in preparation and will be available soon.

In case you are using a restricted 1.5 gpm aerator model please look for the corresponding PCA® 1.2 gpm aerator model with the same features.

HONEYCOMB® Aerators

TT Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
TT insert Female M16x1 Male M18x1 IG 3/8"
1.5 gpm max. green 44.3056.000 44.3056.023 44.3056.033 44.3056.043 
1.2 gpm max. pink 44.3060.000 44.3060.023 44.3060.033 44.3060.043 
JR Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
JR insert Fem. 3/4"-27
UNS-2B
Male 13/16"-27
UNS-2A
 
1.5 gpm max. green 42.3056.000 42.3056.033 42.3056.023  
1.2 gpm max. pink 42.3060.000 42.3060.033 42.3060.023  
STD Size insert with metric threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1  
1.5 gpm max. green 40.2056.000 40.2056.023 40.2056.033  
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.2060.000 40.2060.023 40.2060.033  
STD Size insert with US threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
STD insert Regular Male 15/16"-27 Regular Female 55/64"-27   
1.5 gpm max. green 40.2056.000 40.2056.613 40.2056.623  
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.2060.000 40.2060.613 40.2060.623  

HONEYCOMB® laminar Aerators

TT Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
TT insert Female M16x1 Male M18x1 IG 3/8"
1.5 gpm max. green 44.3156.000 44.3156.023 44.3156.033 44.3156.043
1.2 gpm max. pink  44.3160.000 44.3160.023 44.3160.033 44.3160.043
JR Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
JR insert Fem. 3/4"-27
UNS-2B
Male 13/16"-27
UNS-2A
 
1.5 gpm max. green 42.3156.000 42.3156.023 42.3156.033  
1.2 gpm max. pink  42.3160.000 42.3160.023 42.3160.033  
STD Size insert with metric threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1  
1.5 gpm max. green  40.2156.000  40.2156.023 40.2156.033  
1.2 gpm max. pink  40.2160.000  40.2160.023 40.2160.033  
STD Size insert with US threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
STD insert Regular Male 15/16"-27 Regular Female 55/64"-27   
1.5 gpm max. green 40.2156.000 40.2156.613 40.2156.623  
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.2160.000 40.2160.613 40.2160.623  

CASCADE® SLC

STD Size insert with metric threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max. green 40.0056.000 40.0056.023 40.0056.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.0060.000 40.0060.023 40.0060.033
STD Size insert with US threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Regular Male 15/16"-27 Regular Female 55/64"-27
1.5 gpm max. green 40.0056.000 40.0056.613 40.0056.623
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.0060.000 40.0060.613 40.0060.623
JR Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
JR insert Fem. 3/4"-27
UNS-2B
Male 13/16"-27
UNS-2A
1.5 gpm max. green  42.0056.000 42.0056.023 42.0056.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 42.0060.000 42.0060.023 42.0060.033

 

CASCADE®

STD Size insert with metric housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max. green 40.1056.000 40.1056.023 40.1056.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.1060.000 40.1060.023 40.1060.033
STD Size insert with US threaded housing
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Regular Male 15/16"-27 Regular Female 55/64"-27
1.5 gpm max. green 40.1056.000 40.1056.613 40.0056.623
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.1060.000 40.1060.613 40.0060.623

HONEYCOMB ® SSR

STD Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max. green 40.6056.000 40.6056.023  40.6056.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.6060.000 40.6060.023   40.6060.033
TJ Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
TJ insert Female M19x1 Male M20x1
1.5 gpm max. green 43.6056.000 43.6056.023  43.6056.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 43.6060.000 43.6060.023   43.6060.033

Spray ITR Aerators

Spray ITR STD Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max. green 40.7A56.000 40.7A56.023 40.7A56.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.7A60.000 40.7A60.023 40.7A60.033
Spray ITR SSR STD Size
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
STD insert Female M22x1 Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max. green 40.7656.000 40.7656.023 40.7656.033
1.2 gpm max. pink 40.7660.000 40.7660.023 40.7660.033

CACHÉ® Aerators

CACHÉ CASCADE SLC
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
  M18,5x1 (TJ) M21,5x1 (JR) M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green   43.0256.010 42.0256.010 40.0256.010
1.2 gpm max. pink   43.0260.010 42.0260.010  40.0260.010
CACHÉ CASCADE
PCA Flow Rate Colour code
      M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green       40.1256.010
1.2 gpm max. pink       40.1260.010
CACHÉ HONEYCOMB
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
M16,5x1 (TT)  M18,5x1 (TJ)  M21,5x1 (JR) M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green 44.3256.010  43.2256.010 42.2256.010 40.2256.010
1.2 gpm max. pink  44.3260.010  43.2260.010  42.2260.010 40.2260.010
CACHÉ HONEYCOMB SSR
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code

M18,5x1 (TJ)  M21,5x1 (JR)  M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green    43.6256.010  42.6256.010 40.6256.010
1.2 gpm max. pink    43.6260.010 42.6260.010 40.6260.010
CACHÉ laminar
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
M16,5x1 (TT) M18,5x1 (TJ) M21,5x1 (JR) M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green 44.3356.010 43.2356.010 42.2356.010  40.2356.010
1.2 gpm max. pink 44.3360.010  43.2360.010 42.2360.010  40.2360.010
CACHÉ Coin Slot
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
M16,5x1 (TT)  M18,5x1 (TJ) M21,5x1 (JR) M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green 44.3256.450  43.2256.450 42.2256.450  40.2256.450
1.2 gpm max. pink 44.3260.450  43.2260.450  42.2260.450  40.2260.450
CACHÉ Spray ITR SSR
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
      M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green       40.7756.010
1.2 gpm max. pink       40.7760.010
CACHÉ Spray ITR
PCA Flow Rate Colour Code
      M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max. green        40.7A56.010
1.2 gpm max. pink        40.7A60.010