U.S. president says the government is "looking very strongly" at water pressure troubles.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he said is a big problem - water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets. "So (the) EPA is looking at that very strongly at my suggestion", Trump said, though he did not give details on what suggestions, if any, he made.
The president, who has spent most of his life in real estate deals and construction, used a major portion of his remarks to senior officials and invited entrepreneurs about the plumbing issues.
Those regulations include a 20% reduction in water use on tank-type toilets compared to standards adopted in 1992, and a 32% reduction in maximum water flow on lavatory faucets, according to the EPA. "But for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that it comes down".
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Since taking office, Trump has been cautioned against unsecured lines multiple times. "People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times", Trump said of this mystery population.
"You can't wash your hands practically, there's so little water coming out of the faucet", Trump said.
"We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms. where. you don't get any water", Trump told a meeting of small business leaders at the White House in a complaint about low-water flow.
The fixtures "end up using more water", Trump told the roundtable where USA officials also reviewed his agenda of slashing regulations to spur business.
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"The new bulb is many times more expensive, and, I hate to say it, it doesn't make you look as good".
"Being a vain person, that's really important to me", he said.
The president mentioned that effort during Friday's event, complaining that new energy-efficient bulbs made him appear orange.
Trump tweeted it's "totally false information" and said, "I haven't had a personal cell phone for years".
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