Saving Water, Staying Clean with Low Flow High Pressure Shower Heads for Low Water Pressure
In the pursuit of saving water — The New York Times wrote an article titled: finding a low-flow shower head with high pressure. The New York Times took an inordinate number of showers, sometimes several a day. Compared the merits of 17 high pressure shower heads, each with a standard half-inch connection. Criteria included how well each could deliver an acceptably robust shower, and the usefulness of the various spray options. Also tested the shower head flow rates stated by the manufacturers with a bucket and stop watch. Everyone told the truth.
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I own a duplex that is decades old, and my tenants pay for all of the utilities EXCEPT for water (which comes out of my pocket each month). One of my tenants told me he ordered his own shower head after reading a forum or two about high flow shower heads and high pressure showerheads for low water pressure. These rental units could benefit from some plumbing updates like eco-friendly faucets, eco-friendly toilets and eco friendley showerheads etc.... as a way of helping these rental properties use much, much less water. Maybe save enough water to save me several thousand dollars every year (at least I hope). And thereby allow these plumbing updates to pay for themselves over time.
I have the toilets and faucets all picked-out (because I have personal experience with these and know which ones are good) - but I'm not sure what to do about the high flow shower heads!
I am well aware that showerheads are an item that can be the largest saver of money (because these tend to consume more water than anything else when people take long showers). That being said, the last thing I want to do is install a showerhead that does not put out enough water because that would make my tenant mad.
It sounds like the current standard is for most shower heads to put out approx 2 and a half GPM (gallons per minute).
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