Remodeling Costs Increase with California Senate Bill 407
by Stacey May
on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 7:32pm.
In 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 407, which defines as "noncompliant" all non-water-conserving plumbing fixtures (generally, faucets, showerheads, and toilets installed in residential and commercial structures before January 1st, 1994) and requires that they be replaced as a part of any building alterations or improvements made after January 1st, 2014. Also, this law requires that all noncompliant plumbing fixtures in any single-family residence be replaced with water-conserving fixtures on or before January 1st, 2017, and that all noncompliant fixtures in multifamily residential and commercial real property be replaced on or before January 1st, 2019.