Did you know that the average American uses about 80-100 gallons of water a day! That’s an enormous number when compared to the average citizen in the developing world that uses a fraction of that.
Not all of that water is used wisely. By making just a few simple changes to use water more efficiently, you could save about $170 per year on your water and sewer bills. Many products are available such as showerheads, aerators, toilet water savers that don’t require a change in your lifestyle. By using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies, save money, and protect the environment.
In this post, I’d like to focus specifically on low flow showerheads. The conventional showerheads that most homes have installed is 2.5 GPM. GPM stands for gallons per minute. Switching to a lower flow showerhead such as a 1.5 GPM or 2.0 GPM can translate to 7,300 gallons of water per year! Not only will you save a substantial amount of water, you will have money on water and energy bills.
Buying a low flow showerhead doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on a quality shower. On the contrary, many showerheads on the market today contains features that make for a very satifying shower. Take for instance, the Evolve ShowerStart Roadrunner Showerhead at 1.59 GPM, it is a very water efficient showerhead, yet it has a non-aerated rain style spray pattern to deliver better water coverage and showering comfort, along with reduced diameter spray nozzles to improve the shower feel. Morever, this showerhead has advanced technology, that automatically turns the water down to a trickle when the water temperature has reached a comfortable bathing temperature, thus allowing you to multi-task while saving water.
The Eco Luxury Rose Showerhead: this 1.5 GPM showerhead delivers a non-aerated spray, with less mist, less potential risk of Legionnaires Disease, and greater energy savings since the amount of heat dissipation is less than it would be with an aerated spray.
The Niagara 1.75 GPM Earth Showerhead is one of the most inexpensive, low flow showerheads around. The adjustable spray of this showerhead delivers a broad, rain-like spray or a focused, pulsating massaging spray. It is non aerating, meaning less loss of heat between the shower and you, allowing you to save on water heating bills.
Installing a low flow showerhead is easy and can save lots of water!