The California Energy Commission (CEC) took emergency action to ensure the toilets, urinals and faucets sold in the state will be the most water-efficient in the country.

The new standards for kitchen and bathroom faucets, urinals and toilets should reduce California water use by more than 100 billion gallons of water per year, once the current stock of products is turned over. The state expects to save 10 billion gallons of water in the first year.

The standards are more efficient than those set by the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program.

The CEC is working on a rebate program to make the purchase of high-efficiency appliances more affordable for residents.