Save Water, Energy, and Money While You Shower Better

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 25, 2020

If you are celebrating Energy Action Month this October, you might be interested to know that your shower could be sending energy, water, and money down the drain each day.

Save Water, Energy, and Money While You Shower Better

Showering accounts for 20 percent of our residential indoor water use, or nearly 40 gallons per household per day. Energy is also required to heat that water, so every drop you save can result in energy and utility bill savings.

This October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Citrus County Utilities are also promoting Shower Better Month to encourage homeowners to take one simple action: replace an old showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model. Whether you are remodeling your bathroom or just looking for ways to save energy, water, and money, look for the WaterSense label on showerheads that use 20 percent less water and are independently certified to provide the spray force and water coverage for a satisfying shower.

A WaterSense labeled showerhead will save the average family more than $70 in annual energy and water costs and 2,700 gallons of water per year, or the amount it takes to wash 88 loads of laundry. With less energy required to heat your shower water, your family can also save enough electricity to run the television for more than a year, or to power your entire home for 11 days!

Interested in deals on other WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures. Visit the WaterSense website at


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