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Contractors Wary Of Looming Calif. Home Improvement Law


Contractors Wary Of Looming Calif. Home Improvement Law

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Contractors Wary Of Looming Calif. Home Improvement Law
News from CBS Local:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen or make other home improvements in 2014, it could cost you more than you’re willing to spend.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, a 2009 state law introduced by a Southland lawmaker will require some homeowners to install water-saving fixtures on toilets, shower heads and faucets throughout the house.

“After you’re done with your regular inspector you deal with the green inspector. They double-check certain things that maybe the regular inspector is not looking for,” said Alan Erdy, who’s remodeling his two-bedroom home in Studio City.

Senate Bill 407 (PDF) calls for any residential and commercial property built and available for use on or before January 1, 1994, to replacing plumbing fixtures that are not water conserving.

Authored by State Senator Alex Padilla, the bill was initially crafted by Sacramento lawmakers — with heavy support from state water agencies — to reduce urban water consumption and work towards slashing water use statewide by 20 percent by 2020.

The bill calls for low-flow fixture upgrades in all homes, apartments and commercial buildings bu…………… continues on CBS Local

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