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North Olmsted, Ohio... California Governor Jerry Brown mandated new water restrictions in an Executive Order issued April 1, 2015, charging the California Energy Commission with adopting emergency regulations and establishing standards that improve the efficiency of water appliances, including toilets*, urinals, faucets, showerheads and replacement aerators. These new standards will affect products that are available for sale, and those to be installed in new and existing commercial and residential buildings. On April 8, 2015, the California Energy Commission approved new standards, which went into effect on September 1, 2015.

All Moen® kitchen faucets comply with the new standards. Moen also offers a number of commercial plumbing fixtures that meet or exceed the new standards established for commercial lavatory faucets and urinal flush valves. The Moen team is diligently working to develop additional residential lavatory faucet and showerhead solutions that also meet these regulations, and those products will be available on or before July 1, 2016.

Moen's Commitment to Eco-Performance

"As the #1 faucet brand in North America, it's our responsibility to serve as stewards of water resources and reduce the environmental impact of our products, while delivering the high level of performance users have come to expect from Moen," said Todd Teter, vice president and general manager, U.S. Wholesale, Moen. "We realize the importance of water conservation, and that's why we've been working on programs to protect the environment and further our long-standing commitment to sustainability, resulting in industry-leading environmentally conscious practices."

Moen also has established partnerships with the EPA, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB®), which underscores its commitment to the environment, and allows the company to advance water-efficiency initiatives with both consumers and the trade.

For more information about Moen, its portfolio of compliant, eco-performance products or to learn more about its corporate sustainability practices, visit

*Note -- Moen Incorporated does not manufacture toilets, therefore its statement does not address that section of the Executive Order.

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