Water Efficient Shower Head


Cost  Free at EcoFest with Trade-in or $10-20

Savings –  $50/year for family of 4 [1]

Installation time –  5 minutes

Materials/Tools Needed –  Teflon tape, shower head.

Maintenance –  None

         For maximum water efficiency, select a shower head with a flow rate of less than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm). 


There are two basic types of low-flow showerheads: aerating and laminar-flow.  Aerating showerheads mix air with water, forming a misty spray.  Laminar-flow showerheads form individual streams of water.  If you live in a humid climate, you might want to use a laminar-flow showerhead because it won't create as much steam and moisture as an aerating one.



  1. Remove shower head by turning counterclockwise. 
  2. Remove old Teflon tape if present.
  3. Wrap new Teflon tape tightly around pipe 2 turns.
  4. Install shower head onto pipe, turning clockwise.


[1]          http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/products/showerheads.html