Save The Environment Low Flow Showerheads

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), showering consumes a large portion our country-s water supply. It is estimated that three million gallons of water go down the drain every day around the world. What can you do to conserve more water? Take fewer showers or stop showering all together? No, sacrificing cleanliness for the greater good is not necessary. The solution is to replace outdated plumbing and fixtures and install water-saving appliances.

The way to use less water and still be clean is to invest in a low flow showerhead. Low flow showerheads are more efficient because they use less water per gallon.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here. What this means is that the volume of water coming through the showerhead is restricted to a set amount. A lower water pressure results in less water used per minute of showering.

Standard showerheads found in older homes use 5 to 8 gallons per minute. This amounts to a lot of water usage on a daily basis and a larger water bill at the end of the month. A low flow showerhead uses 2.5 gallons per minute compared to the standard 5 to 8. This means a savings for the consumer and the environment.

Low flow showerheads costs between 20 to 50 and uses between 1.5 and 2.5 gallons of water per minute. This puts money back into your pocket and you are doing your part to save the environment. Some additional ways to conserve water: take shorter showers, turn off the faucet while brushing teeth, keep a jug of cold water in the fridge instead of letting it run to cool off, check the toilet and faucets regularly for leaks, sweep sidewalks and walkways instead of using a sprayer hose and run only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine. Many of the new dishwashers have a water-saver setting which uses less water during the wash and rinse cycles.