President Trump Dislikes Federal Regulations
By Marvin Zonis
Here is his latest push back.
According to the GAO, 40 of 50 U.S. states will experience some water shortage in the next ten years.
Nevertheless, President Trump has announced that he has ordered a federal review of the water efficiency standards of bathroom fixtures.
“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once. They end up using more water,” Trump said, complaining that water flow in other fixtures has slowed to a trickle. “You can’t wash your hands practically, there’s so little water comes out of the faucet, and the end result is you leave the faucet on and it takes you much longer to wash your hands, you end up using the same amount of water.” (President Trump, December 6, 2019)
The federal government began setting water standards for toilets in 1992. The average toilet then used 5 gallons of water for a single flush. The EPA has continually lowered water use for toilets, now set at 1.28 gallons per flush. Similarly, water standards have been set for faucets. A flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute can be WaterSense certified, 32% less water than standard faucets.
(For more information, see: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/7/21000314/trump-toilet-10-15-times-epa-rules)
For a list of federal regulations done in by the Trump administration, see below.
Environmental Rules and Regulations Cancelled or Being Cancelled by President Trump