Bid to relax shower rules after Trump complains he likes his hair ‘perfect’

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Bid to relax shower rules after Trump complains he likes his hair ‘perfect’

The US government wants to change the rules around showerheads after complaints from President Trump that he likes his hair ‘perfect’.

His administration has proposed changes to increase the amount of water that can pass through showerheads.

In July President Trump said: “You take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer?

“Because my hair – I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect.”

Under a 1992 law, showerheads in the US are not allowed to produce more than 2.5 gallons (9.5l) of water per minute.

The Trump administration wants this limit to apply to each nozzle, rather than the overall fixture.

This could mean 10 to 15 gallons of water flowing through showerheads every minute – dramatically increasing water consumption.

Consumer and conservation groups argue that it is wasteful and unnecessary.

The changes were proposed by the Department of Energy Yesterday (Wednesday) following the complaints by Mr Trump at the White House last month.

David Friedman, vice president of advocacy at the organisation Consumer Reports, said showerheads in the US already “achieve high levels of customer satisfaction”, while saving people money.

The proposal could face court battles if it advances, Reuters news agency reports.

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