The bathroom faucet is the area in the bathroom where the least amount of water is used. However, standard faucet aerators can also be a significant source of water waste. The average bathroom faucet tap uses 2.2 gallons of water every minute. This is almost the equivalent of the modern shower head, which uses 2.5 gallons per minute. Installing water saving aerators is a simple, cost effective way to reduce water use and water bills.
Water saving aerators allow for water flow rate reduction from 2.2 to 1.5, or as little as 0.5 gallons of water per minute. The technology is such that air is mixed with the water to create a steady stream of water, and a barely noticeable change in water pressure. This is ideal for completing common bathroom faucet tasks that require minimal amount of water.
Water saving aerators are also a great way to save without breaking the bank. At less than two dollars each, they pay for themselves in water savings within the first month of use, and savings in both water and money continue to stack up long after. So what are you waiting for? Â Start the path to water savings with a simple faucet aerator purchase. Next week, we’ll talk about how to extend those water savings into the kitchen.