Pre-Rinse Spray Valves


Commercial pre-rinse spray valves (CPSVs) are handheld devices used in restaurants to remove food waste before dishes go into the dishwasher.


The current standards for CPSVs took effect in 2019. The standards define three product classes (depending on the spray force) and set maximum flow rates between 1.0 and 1.28 gallons of water per minute (gpm). 

In 2022, DOE finalized a determination that amended standards for CPSVs are not needed.


DOE estimates that the annual shipments of CPSVs will be about 243,000 in 2027. The average lifetime of a CPSV is about 5 years.

Savings through what year?: 2048
Energy saved (quads): 0.10
CO2 savings (million metric tons): 5.87
Net present value savings ($billion) 3% discount rate: $1.48
Net present value savings ($billion) 7% discount rate: $.72


Federal Date States
Potential Effective Date of Updated Standard 2027
Updated DOE Standard Due 2024
2nd Federal Standard Effective 2019
2nd Federal Standard Adopted (DOE) 2016
Test Procedure - Last Revised - Active Mode 2013
2008 AZ Standard Effective *
2007 WA Standard Effective *
2007 RI Standard Effective *
2007 OR Standard Effective *
2006 CA Standard Effective *
1st Federal Standard Effective 2006
1st Federal Standard Adopted (Congress) 2005
EPACT Initial Federal Legislation Enacted 2005
2005 WA Standard Adopted
2005 AZ Standard Adopted
2005 RI Standard Adopted
2005 OR Standard Adopted
2005 NY Standard Adopted
2004 CA Standard Adopted

* State standard never went into effect due to preemption by federal standard.

States not showing an effective date have an ongoing rulemaking process to determine standards.

Timeline reflects state standards from 2001 to present; federal standards from inception to present.