The Energy Department on Tuesday announced a rollback of a Trump-era rule that had loosened restrictions on water flow in showerheads.
The new rule restores 2013 regulations on how much water can be carried through showerheads. Under the earlier rule, the entire shower was considered under rules restricting flow to 2.5 gallons per minute. The Trump revision changed the definition of “showerhead” to every nozzle in a single product, meaning a single shower fixture could carry two or three times the previous limit in some cases.
The restoration is not projected to have major impacts on the showerhead market. The earlier revision came not as a result of the industry lobbying but rather frequent complaints from Trump himself that current showerheads did not carry enough water.