In DeKalb County:

Beginning June 1, 2008, sellers will need to disclose the following before entering into a contract to sell their property:

1) That the Property is located in unincorporated DeKalb County and contains a residence or other structure constructed prior to 1993, and 2) Buyer shall be obligated as a condition of applying for water service from DeKalb County to attach to the application a certificate of compliance signed by a home inspector, Department of Watershed Management inspector or licensed plumber certifying that all plumbing fixtures on the Property are water conserving plumbing fixtures.

A water conserving plumbing fixture shall mean the following: ultra low-flow toilets (ULFTs) that use a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush; urinals that use a maximum of 1.0 gallons per flush; showerheads that emit a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute; lavatory faucets that emit a maximum of 2.0 gallons per minute; and kitchen faucets that emit a maximum of 2.2 gallons per minute.

This in effect will mean that any buyers making an offer on a home built before 1993 will most likely request that any non-conforming fixtures in the home be replaced.

If you have not already replaced your fixtures and you live in DeKalb County, please visit http://www.dekalbwatershed.com for more information on the Inefficient Plumbing Fixtures Replacement Plan.


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