Retrofit Upon Resale Requirement

If you are selling your Burbank home or business property, effective for all new sales after August 23, 2010, both the seller and the buyer of the property will need to certify that the property meets or exceeds the following water use standards:

Plumbing Item

Required Water Use Standard


Not to exceed 1.6 gallons per flush


Not to exceed 1.0 gallons per flush


Not to exceed 2.5 gallons per minute

Kitchen and Bathroom Faucet Aerators

Not to exceed 2.2 gallons per minute

Compliance is the responsibility of the seller/transferor.  The process by which the property seller certifies compliance with this Ordinance is through the Retrofit Upon Resale Certificate of Compliance.  Click on the link below to download this form.  There are no fees associated with filing this Certificate.  Please be aware that compliance with this Ordinance is a condition of escrow; sale of the property is contingent upon completing and filing this Certificate of Compliance. 

This requirement is law in Burbank per Ordinance No. 3786.  If you would like to see this Ordinance, click on the link below. 

Burbank Water and Power offers assistance in meeting these requirements:

  • Contact our Conservation Services group at 818-238-3730 for information regarding receiving low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators at no cost.
  • BWP’s Home Improvement Program provides Burbank residents with the installation of high efficiency water and energy devices, including showerheads and aerators, all at no cost.  Call 1-866-365-7358 to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact BWP at the number above or the Metropolitan Water District for information on high efficiency toilet and urinal rebates.