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New Water-Saving Standards 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.

You are 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 RateColour Code
TT insertFemale M16x1Male M18x1IG 3/8"
1.5 gpm max.green44.3056.00044.3056.02344.3056.03344.3056.043
1.2 gpm max.pink44.3060.00044.3060.02344.3060.03344.3060.043

JR Size

PCA Flow RateColour Code
JR insertFem. 3/4"-27
UNS-2B
Male 13/16"-27
UNS-2A

1.5 gpm max.green42.3056.00042.3056.03342.3056.023
1.2 gpm max.pink42.3060.00042.3060.03342.3060.023
STD Size insert with metric threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green40.2056.00040.2056.02340.2056.033
1.2 gpm max.pink40.2060.00040.2060.02340.2060.033
STD Size insert with US threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour Code
STD insertRegular Male 15/16"-27Regular Female 55/64"-27
1.5 gpm max.green40.2056.00040.2056.61340.2056.623
1.2 gpm max.pink40.2060.00040.2060.61340.2060.623

HONEYCOMB® laminar Aerators

TT Size

PCA Flow RateColour Code
TT insertFemale M16x1Male M18x1IG 3/8"
1.5 gpm max.green44.3156.00044.3156.02344.3156.03344.3156.043
1.2 gpm max.pink 44.3160.00044.3160.02344.3160.03344.3160.043
JR Size


PCA Flow RateColour Code
JR insertFem. 3/4"-27
UNS-2B
Male 13/16"-27
UNS-2A

1.5 gpm max.green42.3156.00042.3156.02342.3156.033
1.2 gpm max.pink 42.3160.00042.3160.02342.3160.033
STD Size insert with metric threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green 40.2156.000 40.2156.02340.2156.033
1.2 gpm max.pink 40.2160.000 40.2160.02340.2160.033
STD Size insert with US threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour Code
STD insertRegular Male 15/16"-27Regular Female 55/64"-27
1.5 gpm max.green40.2156.00040.2156.61340.2156.623
1.2 gpm max.pink40.2160.00040.2160.61340.2160.623

CASCADE® SLC

STD Size insert with metric threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green40.0056.00040.0056.02340.0056.033
1.2 gpm max.pink40.0060.00040.0060.02340.0060.033
STD Size insert with US threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertRegular Male 15/16"-27Regular Female 55/64"-27
1.5 gpm max.green40.0056.00040.0056.61340.0056.623
1.2 gpm max.pink40.0060.00040.0060.61340.0060.623
JR Size

PCA Flow RateColour code
JR insertFem. 3/4"-27
UNS-2B
Male 13/16"-27
UNS-2A
1.5 gpm max.green 42.0056.00042.0056.02342.0056.033
1.2 gpm max.pink42.0060.00042.0060.02342.0060.033

CASCADE®

STD Size insert with metric housing

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green40.1056.00040.1056.02340.1056.033
1.2 gpm max.pink40.1060.00040.1060.02340.1060.033
STD Size insert with US threaded housing

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertRegular Male 15/16"-27Regular Female 55/64"-27
1.5 gpm max.green40.1056.00040.1056.61340.0056.623
1.2 gpm max.pink40.1060.00040.1060.61340.0060.623

HONEYCOMB ® SSR


STD Size

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green40.6056.00040.6056.023 40.6056.033
1.2 gpm max.pink40.6060.00040.6060.023 40.6060.033

TJ Size

PCA Flow RateColour code
TJ insertFemale M19x1Male M20x1
1.5 gpm max.green43.6056.00043.6056.023 43.6056.033
1.2 gpm max.pink43.6060.00043.6060.023 43.6060.033

Spray ITR Aerators

Spray ITR STD Size

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green40.7A56.00040.7A56.02340.7A56.033
1.2 gpm max.pink40.7A60.00040.7A60.02340.7A60.033
Spray ITR SSR STD Size

PCA Flow RateColour code
STD insertFemale M22x1Male M24x1
1.5 gpm max.green40.7656.00040.7656.02340.7656.033
1.2 gpm max.pink40.7660.00040.7660.02340.7660.033

CACHÉ® Aerators

CACHÉ CASCADE SLC

PCA Flow RateColour code

M18,5x1 (TJ)M21,5x1 (JR)M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green
43.0256.01042.0256.01040.0256.010
1.2 gpm max.pink
43.0260.01042.0260.010 40.0260.010
CACHÉ CASCADE

PCA Flow RateColour code



M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green


40.1256.010
1.2 gpm max.pink


40.1260.010
CACHÉ HONEYCOMB

PCA Flow RateColour Code
M16,5x1 (TT) M18,5x1 (TJ) M21,5x1 (JR)M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green44.3256.010 43.2256.01042.2256.01040.2256.010
1.2 gpm max.pink 44.3260.010 43.2260.010 42.2260.01040.2260.010
CACHÉ HONEYCOMB SSR

PCA Flow RateColour Code

M18,5x1 (TJ) M21,5x1 (JR) M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green
43.6256.010 42.6256.01040.6256.010
1.2 gpm max.pink
43.6260.01042.6260.01040.6260.010
CACHÉ laminar

PCA Flow RateColour Code
M16,5x1 (TT)M18,5x1 (TJ)M21,5x1 (JR)M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green44.3356.01043.2356.01042.2356.010 40.2356.010
1.2 gpm max.pink44.3360.010 43.2360.01042.2360.010 40.2360.010
CACHÉ Coin Slot

PCA Flow RateColour Code
M16,5x1 (TT) M18,5x1 (TJ)M21,5x1 (JR)M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green44.3256.450 43.2256.45042.2256.450 40.2256.450
1.2 gpm max.pink44.3260.450 43.2260.450 42.2260.450 40.2260.450
CACHÉ Spray ITR SSR

PCA Flow RateColour Code



M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green


40.7756.010
1.2 gpm max.pink


40.7760.010
CACHÉ Spray ITR

PCA Flow RateColour Code



M24x1 (STD)
1.5 gpm max.green


40.7A56.010
1.2 gpm max.pink


40.7A60.010