When a relaxing shower becomes illegal

Visited my local Home Depot the other day to get a new shower head because the current one my apartment has installed has very little water pressure to it. I then learn from the guy in plumbing that there is a law mandating that shower heads can only use  “x” many gallons thereby causing the water pressure to be lessened when comparing them to older models; and this law has been on the books for sometime.

I did a little digging and heres what I found. First he was right, the EPA law is titled [H.R. 776 SEC. 123 subsection (j)] but this law doesnt just stop at shower heads it covers toilets, faucets, light bulbs, etc. It has actually been on the books since 1994. Continue reading