In July, the Environmental Protection Agency released its revised version of the WaterSense Specification for Showerheads (Version 1.1). The edits are minor and clarify the existing requirements for a showerhead to earn the WaterSense label. A summary of Version 1.1 can be found at

Version 1.1 also revises, through reference to ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1, the spray force performance testing protocol to accommodate water-efficient rain showers. More information on these changes can be found in WaterSense’s “Explanation of Showerhead Performance Testing.” (