Trump Admin Proposes New Showerhead Rules

NEW FEDERAL STANDARDS COULD IMPACT YOUR SHOWER -- LETTING MORE WATER THROUGH EACH SHOWERHEAD.

(CNN) – The U.S. government is proposing to ease water efficiency standards.

A proposal by the Department of Energy comes just days after president Trump complained about water flow problems while at a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Ohio.

He lamented that showerheads can’t put out enough water.

Under current federal law; showerheads are not allowed to produce more than two and a half gallons of water per-minute no matter how many you have in a particular fixture.

That maximum flow rate was set by congress in the 1990’s.

But the Energy Department’s plan would let each showerhead nozzle spray two and a half gallon-per-minute individually.

Some consumer and appliance standards groups say that would be unnecessary and wasteful.