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SEC. 122.03. REQUIREMENTS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 172,075, Eff. 7/24/98.)
 
   (a)   Each owner must, by October 13, 1988 or upon the date of becoming an owner, whichever is later, assure that all existing showerheads, water closets and urinals in commercial, industrial and residential buildings comply with the following requirements:
 
   1.   All showers must be equipped with low-flow showerheads. This requirement shall not apply to any emergency shower installed for health or safety purposes that cannot safely operate with a maximum flow rate that does not exceed 2.5 gallons per minute.
 
   2.   All water closets must be equipped either with flushometer valves which flush with a maximum of three and one-half gallons or with water closet flush-reduction devices. This requirement shall not apply to any water closet that does not use more than an average of three and one-half gallons per flush.
 
   3.   All urinals must be equipped with flushometer valves which flush with a maximum of one and one-half gallons.
 
   (b)   Any showerhead in a commercial, industrial, or multi-family residential building that does not comply with this section shall be replaced with a low-flow showerhead. Any water closet or urinal in a commercial, industrial or multi-family residential building that does not comply with this section or which does not function properly after being retrofitted in order to comply with this section shall be replaced with a fixture or device in compliance with California Health and Safety Code Section 17921.3.
 
   (c)   Costs incurred in complying with this section by the landlord of a rental unit subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 151.00, et seq.) shall not be eligible for a rehabilitation work or capital improvement rent adjustment under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
 
   (d)   Each owner must upon complying with the requirements of Subsection (a) submit a Certificate of Compliance or Owner-Certified Notice of Compliance to the Department of Water and Power which complies with the requirements of Section 122.06.
 
   (e)   In addition to the provisions of Subsection (a), prior to entering into an agreement of sale or contracting for an exchange of any real property improved with residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, or when an escrow agreement has been executed in connection therewith, prior to the close of escrow, each owner or owner’s agent shall:
 
   1.   equip all urinals with flushometer valves which flush urinals with a maximum of one and one-half gallons of water per flush;
 
   2.   ensure that all showerheads are low-flow showerheads which are in compliance with the energy efficiency standards as described in Title 20 of the California Administrative Code.
 
   3.   ensure that all water closets are equipped either with flushometer valves which flush with a maximum of three and one-half gallons or with water closet flush-reduction devices. This requirement shall not apply to any water closet that does not use more than an average of three and one-half gallons per flush.
 
   4.   effective January 1, 1999, where the real property which is the subject of the sale has been improved with residential buildings, ensure that all water closets are low consumption water closets.