According to a Canadian Press article, the Government of Canada is looking at regulations that would require manufacturers to sell low-flow plumbing fixtures as a way to conserve water and energy.Limits on the water flowing through plumbing fixtures like toilets, shower heads and dishwashers are being studied by Natural Resources Canada as part of Ottawa’s energy savings plan, the article said.

Environment Canada says the average Canadian uses more than 300 litres of water each day, with toilets accounting for a third of household water use, the article said. Most homes have 13-litre toilets, although Ontario requires all new homes to have 6-litre, ultra-low-flush toilets. Vancouver and some other municipalities have similar bylaws.

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