Low Flow Showerheads.
According to the EPA, bathrooms are by far the largest water users in the home, accounting for more than half of all the water that families use indoors. Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water than standard models while still delivering the rinse, spray, and flush that you expect. To select the right products, one simply has to look for the WaterSense label.
The agency also predicts that changes we make at home will add up quickly in neighborhoods across the country, and that if one in every 10 American homes upgrades a full bathroom with WaterSense labeled fixtures, we could save about 74 billion gallons of water and about $1.6 billion on our utility bills nationwide per year.
With respect to shower heads, the EPA claims that showering is one of the leading ways we use water in the home, accounting for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water use, or about 30 gallons per household per day. That’s nearly 1.2 trillion gallons of water used in the United States annually just for showering. All products bearing the WaterSense label must be third party certified to ensure they meet EPA water efficiency and performance criteria.
Standard shower heads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute and those that have earned the WaterSense label, only 2.0 gallons or less, while ensuring that they provide a satisfactory shower that is equal to, or better than conventional shower heads on the market.
Will Low Flow Shower Heads work for your home and save you water?
This is where we can help. In conjunction with the principles of the EPA Water Sense Program, we follow the LEED for HOMES Whole House Approach, which not only considers one stand-alone Green Home Improvement, but also its relationship to all the other elements that impact the water consumption aspects of your home.