Speakman Company Commercial Faucets Meets Watersense Standard Low Flow Rate

February 1, 2013

New Castle, Del. — WaterSense® awareness has become a prevalent issue over the years and is now in effect and is helping to transform the plumbing industry2.2 Conversion to 1.5 Reference. As a part of the global community, Speakman Company has been working to convert their commercial faucet line to meet the low flow standard of 1.5 gpm.

In response to WaterSense® awareness, Speakman, a quality leader in the commercial plumbing industry for 144 years, has now converted a majority of its faucet families to meet Watesense certified requirement of 1.5 gpm, while still maintaining the high quality expected from Speakman Products.

From many industry demands for low flow faucets from the market, Speakman will be certifying most of our commercial faucets to WaterSense®.  Speakman’s –LF option will now become 1.5 GPM.

Speakman will still carry some repair parts for 2.2 gpm aerators in the event customers have a demand for 2.2 gpm faucets.

For reference, please click to see Commercial Faucets Product Numbers.


Choose Speakman Low Flow Showerheads!

Quick Guide to NYC Low Flow Showerhead Regulations

Effective July 1, 2012

Local Law 57 states New York City water efficiency consumption will change from 2.5 GPM @ 80 psi to 2.0 GPM for Plumbing Fixtures and Fixtures fittings.

  • Code changes apply to new construction and the repair or replacement of existing structures and fittings.
  • IAPMO states that on average, a typical New Yorker uses 125 gallons of water every day. 10% of which is used showering.  Switching to low flow will average a savings of $40.00/year.
  • When utilizing a water savings showerhead to conserve water it is critical to select a shower valve that provides code approved thermal shock protection. The Speakman shower valve is 3rd party tested and approved to meet the ASSE 1016 pressure balancing requirement to flow down to 1.5 GPM

Speakman Low Flow Showerheads Guarantee an Unbeatable Spray Force at any Pressure:

  • Spray force is tested against the minimum performance requirement set by WaterSense® of 2.0 oz of force
  • Speakman’s 2252-E2 performs as seen below @ 2x industry standard at 30 psi and at almost 3x industry standard at 80 psi

In fact, Speakman Low Flow Showerheads were just featured in Fine Homebuilding’s Kitchen and Bath Planning Guide 2012.

For more information of eco friendly showerheads, please visit speakmancompany.com