Sustainability Tip

Low-flow showerheads

Showers are the second largest water user in the house after toilets. With a conventional showerhead flow rate of three to seven gallons per minute, even a brief five-minute shower will use between 15 to 35 gallons of water, whereas a low-flow showerhead will use only 12.5 gallons. High-efficiency, low-flow showerheads provide excellent paybacks (around six months) since they save you water as well as heating fuel. For an investment of $15 or less for a low-flow showerhead, you can save $50 to $75 per year on water bills and $20 to $50 or more per year on energy bills depending on your current showerhead and utility rates.


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