You may have heard that taking a five minute shower to bathe each
day will use far less water than taking a bath does. This is entirely true. However, choosing to take a
short shower is just one step you can take to reduce water consumption associated with bathing. Another
important step that you can take today is to replace your existing bathrooms' showerheads with a new model
designed for water conservation.
A Low-Pressure Model
Many of the showerhead models on the market today will deliver water at a rate of about 2.5 gallons per minute.
This means that with a five minute shower, you have used about 12.5 gallons of water. There are several
water-conserving models on the market today, however, that are touted as low-pressure options. Most of these
models use only 1.5 gallons of water per minute. This means that you can save 5 gallons of water over the
course of that 5 minute shower simply by changing out your showerhead. This is water conservation that you can
enjoy with each shower that you take.
Adjustable Flow Models
One of the concerns that many people have about low pressure models is that they will not be able to rinse all
of the shampoo out of their hair or the soap off of their body with a low pressure model. If you share this
concern, you can enjoy the best of both worlds as recommanded by most plumbing
by utilizing an adjustable flow model. There are numerous options to consider, and some have
only three or four flow options, but others have eight, ten or more options available to choose from. You can
warm your shower water up and lather up using a lower setting, then switch to a higher flow setting to rinse
Many homeowners can install a shower head in their home with ease, but you may enjoy the convenience of having
this service performed by a plumber. You can pick out the shower heads that you want to install in your home by
shopping online or by shopping at a local home improvement store. Then, simply call a plumbing company to
schedule the installation service. You can have all of the shower heads in your home replaced at one time.
After this service has been completed, you can enjoy saving money on your water bill immediately. In addition,
you will also enjoy knowing that you are conserving water with each shower that you take.