A source has confirmed to pme
action is expected on the proposed showerhead redefinition later this week.
In early June, DOE proposed to redefine showerheads
as shower valves, which would allow only a single showerhead using no more than
2.5 gallons of water per minute per showering compartment.
The initial announcement sparked
widespread criticism from the plumbing industry. DOE has since met with
industry stakeholders and accepted public comments on the proposed
redefinition. DOE indicated to pme
in July the redefinition could contain provisions favorable to the
plumbing industry and will take into consideration how the rule would affect
the elderly and disabled.
The proposed redefinition has been going through DOE