Switch Your Showerhead To Save Water and Money?

Is a low-flow showerhead a good investment for you?

One way to find out is to test how many seconds it take to fill a gallon of water held under your shower. The answer to this will determine if you will save water and water heating expenses with a change in showerhead.

All you need to perform this easy test is a bucket that can hold a gallon of water and a watch with a second hand!

1. Turn on the shower.
2. Hold a bucket under the water. Before doing this, mark off a gallon so you know when the bucket fills that far.
3. Using a watch with a second hand, time how long it takes the bucket to fill one gallon. Time how long it takes to fill the gallon bucket (or to the 1-gallon mark, 3.8 liters in a larger bucket).

If it takes under 20 seconds to fill one gallon, you will save a lot of water and water heating expense if you buy a low-flow showerhead.

By Annie B. Bond


Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

Already done

LMj Sunshine
James Merit5 years ago

Great, thank you!

mr Crowley
mr Crowley7 years ago

it definitely is money well spent

Liz Thompson
Elisabeth T7 years ago

Great article...

Julie F.
Julie F7 years ago

great tip, ty

Jenni Miller
Jenni Miller7 years ago

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beverly g.
beverly g.7 years ago

great tip

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago

thanks for post

Kelly Scott
Kelly Scott9 years ago

The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve will be a big home water conservation addition to your low flow showerhead! It will get hot water to your shower faster and save water! I installed this thermostatically adjustable recirculation valve under the sink farthest form my water heater and now I have instant hot water throughout my entire condo. It uses no electricity and is pump free, so it creates no noise. It's only $179.95, has a 10-year warranty, and is very easy to install. It only took me 10 minutes. I have had it for 3 years now and am very impressed. I highly recommend this system.

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