At the time of change of ownership, all residential properties require low water-use plumbing fixtures. The new owner has 30 days after close of escrow to show compliance.
The latest change in Cambria is for toilets to have a maximum of 1.28 gallons per flush – down from the previously required 1.6 gallons. In addition- kitchen faucet aerators are to have a maximum flow of 1.8 gallons per minute, down from 2.0.
These new changes were adopted August 28th of 2012 when SLO County adopted Title 19, which included water conserving measures of the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green). As of Monday, October 22, 2012, these new requirements will be enforced.
There is also a mandatory pre- inspection fee of $99.50 for the inspection of the current water conservation fixture of the structure. These changes are in line with Cambria’s goal to better track the water retrofitting that is being done and to build up retrofit credits.
LYNN BATES, Keith Byrd Team, North Coast Realtor of San Luis Obispo County including Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria and Los Osos. 805 458-4409. Lynn@LynnBates.Com