Showers and Baths
How much water can you save?
- Up to 2,300 gallons per year by replacing inefficient showerheads
- 10-25 gallons per shower by cutting a 10-minute shower to 5 minutes
- Showers use much less water than baths.
- Standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm) or more. EPA-labeled WaterSense showerheads use 2 gpm or less. A 5-minute shower with a standard showerhead uses 12.5 gallons and just 10 gallons for a WaterSense showerhead.
- It takes 30-40 gallons of water to fill a standard bathtub.
Still need to use the bath?
- Plug the drain before running the water and adjust the temperature as you fill the tub.
- Only fill the bath half full so you don’t waste water down the overflow drain when you get in.
Choose a WaterSense showerhead
- Use less water and energy than standard showerheads.
- Save money on utility bills.
- Provide a shower experience that is equal to or better than standard showerheads.
Watch this step-by-step video to learn how to install a new showerhead.
How to replace your showerhead
- Turn off the water supply to the shower.
- Unscrew your old showerhead by turning it counter-clockwise. You might need a wrench to loosen it.
- Wrap a small amount of silicone tape around your spout's screw thread.
- Tightly screw on the new showerhead. Your new showerhead is ready to go!