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Notice of Showerhead Performance Implications
for Water and Energy Use Meeting

The California Energy Commission Staff and the California Urban Water Conservation Council will jointly conduct a public meeting to exchange ideas about showerhead performance implications for water and energy use, to be held:

10:00 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


The California Energy Commission staff and the California Urban Water Conservation Council have for many years conducted programs designed to conserve water and the related energy use throughout California. It has become apparent that:

(1) Showerheads are currently being offered for sale in California that use considerably more water than is allowed by US federal standards, or are sold in combinations that result in water use and energy use that exceed federal standards.

(2) Higher efficiency showerheads are currently available.

Both agencies are interested in obtaining additional information about this issue, and to discuss what should be done about inefficient showerheads.

The meeting agenda will include: performance testing results on current showerheads, current market trends and potential loss of savings, higher efficiency showerheads, and a panel discussion on what should be done about showerheads. There will also be time for attendee participation.

Written Comments

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Electronic comments should have the words "Showerhead meeting" in the subject line and be addressed to: [ehussey@energy.state.ca.us]

If you cannot attend this meeting and wish to provide input, please send any written comments by December 13th to:

California Energy Commission
Showerhead Meeting
1516 Ninth Street, Mail Station 25
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
Attention: Elaine Hussey

Public Participation

The Energy Commission encourages full public participation. The Energy Commission's Public Adviser is available to assist those who want to attend this informational meeting. Please call (916) 654-4489 or toll-free in California at (800) 822-6228, by fax at (916) 654-4493 or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Any person wishing additional details of this meeting or to sign up for the appliances list serve may contact the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/index.html. If you wish to be added to the Energy Commission's mailing list please contact Linda Franklin [Lfrankli@energy.state.ca.us] or at (916) 654-4064.

If you have technical questions about the subject matter, please contact R. Michael Martin at (916) 654-4039 or by e-mail at [mmartin@energy.state.ca.us] The California Urban Water Conservation Council contact is John Koeller at (714) 777-2744 or by e-mail at [koeller@earthlink.net]

News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Date Online: December 9, 2005

Meeting announcement sent to:
California Energy Commission mailing lists # 448 and 51.
California Urban Water Conservation Council mailing list
Meeting announcement emailed to appliance list server

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