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File #: Int 0336-2004    Version: * Name: Low-flow sink and lavatory faucets.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 4/21/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to low-flow sink and lavatory faucets.
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, Allan W. Jennings, Jr., G. Oliver Koppell, Philip Reed, James Sanders, Jr., David I. Weprin, Lewis A. Fidler, Eric N. Gioia, John C. Liu
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Attachments: 1. Memo In Support
Int. No. 336

By Council Members Gennaro, Gerson, Jackson, Jennings, Koppell, Reed, Sanders, Jr., Weprin, Fidler, Gioia and Liu

Title
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to low-flow sink and lavatory faucets.
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Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 24-339 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding thereto a new subdivision c to read as follows:
c. All sink and lavatory faucets that have been installed in spaces or buildings classified in occupancy groups J-1, J-2 and J-3, as defined in article eleven of subchapter three of chapter one of title twenty-seven of the code, shall meet the water-saving performance standards of paragraph b of subdivision P.104.2 of section P.104.0 of reference standard RS sixteen. An aerator may be installed on a sink or lavatory faucet to meet the requirements of this subdivision. For the purposes of this section, “aerator” shall mean a device that is placed on a faucet, which mixes air with water to reduce water flow.
§2. Subparagraph (1) of paragraph b of subdivision P.104.2 of section P.104.0 of reference standard RS 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
(b) The water-saving performance standards for sink and lavatory faucets, shower heads, drinking water fountains, urinals and water closets shall be as follows:
for sink and lavatory faucets, a constant water pressure of sixty pounds per square
inch, and a maximum flow not to exceed [three] 2.2 gallons of water per minute or a constant water pressure of eighty pounds per square inch and a maximum flow not to exceed 2.5 gallons of water per minute; faucet models installed in public buildings or facilities must be of a self-closing variety and shall comply with reference standard RS 4-6.
§ 3. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment.