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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

Choose showers

  • 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

WaterSense showerheads:

  • 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.

How to replace your showerhead

  1. Turn off the water supply to the shower.
  2. Unscrew your old showerhead by turning it counter-clockwise. You might need a wrench to loosen it.
  3. Wrap a small amount of silicone tape around your spout’s screw thread.
  4. Tightly screw on the new showerhead. Your new showerhead is ready to go!

Disclaimer: The Saving Water Partnership and Seattle Public Utilities provide these videos as general information only and the advice contained therein shall not be construed as any type of certification, warranty or other approval with respect to the Owner’s compliance with any applicable Federal, State and/or local law, code, regulation or requirement, nor is the Saving Water Partnership or Seattle Public Utilities responsible for any injury or damage that may result from the use of the information contained in these videos.