Reducing water use in the shower does more than save water. Reducing water use in the shower also saves energy, as showers are usually a mix of cold and hot water. Shorter showers is one way to save - but another is to use a more efficient showerhead. Conventional showerheads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute (measured at 80 psi of water pressure). Showerheads designed for efficient water use can deliver the same quality shower, but will use less water per minute. The following presents the per person annual savings that would be realized by using different types of water-saving showerheads instead of a conventional 2.5 gpm showerhead (assuming a 10 minute daily shower). Multiple the number by the number of people in your family to estimate your potential household savings.
ANNUAL SAVINGS (vs 2.5 gpm flow)2.0 gpm flow: 1,825 gallons of water
1.75 gpm flow: 2,737 gallons of water
1.5 gpm flow: 3,650 gallons of water
Additional Information: Showerhead Installation Instructions
To learn more about water saving opportunities in your home, visit
h2ouse.org, a site
developed by the California
Urban Water Conservation Council under agreement with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.