Did you know that showering is one of the leading ways we use water in our homes? It’s right up there with doing a load of laundry or running the dishwasher. Showering accounts for nearly 17% of residential indoor water use which adds up to roughly 40 gallons of water for a family each day. But you can cut back on your water consumption by doing something as little as upgrading your bathroom fixtures to WaterSense products.
Concerned About Water Pressure? Don’t Be.
When it comes to saving water in the bathroom, lots of homeowners hold a false belief that upgrading to water-saving fixtures means very little water pressure and not enough power to get a toilet to flush properly. But we want to make it clear that this is NOT the case!
Most standard showerheads use around 2.5 gallons of water per minute. But fixtures with the WaterSense label must show that they use 2.0 gallons or less per minute in order to pass the test. The label also ensures that even though the fixture uses less water, it will still provide a shower that is equal to or better than standard showerheads.
How Much Can You Save?
Is it worth upgrading? Of course it is! By simply installing showerheads with the WaterSense label, an average family can save nearly 2,900 gallons of water each year. These water savings will also reduce demands on your water heater which can in turn, cut energy costs.
To put it into perspective, if every home in the U.S. installed WaterSense showerheads, we could save almost $2.2 billion in water utility bills annually.
But we’re not only talking showerheads, look for the WaterSense label when shopping for faucets, faucet accessories and toilets too!
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