The shower is a place where we can wake up, wind down, or get ready to tackle the day. But it’s also a place where Americans are wasting water, energy, and money.
Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of our residential indoor water use, or about 30 gallons per household per day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of Greeley are encouraging homeowners to consider WaterSense labeled showerheads as a way to save water, energy, and money and still enjoy a satisfying shower.
Whether you are remodeling your bathroom or just looking for ways to save water and money around the house, look for the WaterSense label on showerheads. These models use at least 20 percent less water and are independently certified to perform as well or better than standard showerheads.
A WaterSense labeled showerhead will save the average family 2,900 gallons of water per year, or the amount it takes to wash 70 loads of laundry. With less energy required to heat your shower water, your family can also save enough electricity to run the television for a year, or to power your entire home for 13 days. That also means you can save on utility bills—nearly $70 every year!
Visit the EPA WaterSense page on showerheads for more information and a list of WaterSense labeled showerheads, or “like” WaterSense and Greeley Water Conservation on Facebook to learn more water-saving tips.