Choosing the Right Low Flow Faucet to Meet Your Needs
An important trend in bathroom faucet design is lower-flow bathroom faucets, the Price Pfister T43-YP0C Ashfield Lavatory 4" Lav, Chrome, being a prime example. When it comes to lavatory faucets, the most important feature that all consumers agree upon is that they want a faucet that is resilient, requires modest, if any maintenance at all and is water and energy efficient.
These low flow bathroom faucets are now being marketed by companies like Price Pfister, whose Ashfield faucet is shown below, and have a maximum flow rate that’s approximately 30 percent lower than conventional models.
A WaterSense credential is the new benchmark in whether or not a fixture meets the current environmental water savings standards.
The Price Pfister T43-YP0C Ashfield Lavatory 4" Lav model meets and exceeds compliance with existing faucet-construction and performance standards as well as the additional WaterSense requirements.
WaterSense-qualified faucets supply a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute at 60 pounds per square inch and must also have a minimum flow of 0.8 gpm at 20 psi to conform with EPA expectations.