EPA Encourages Consumers to 'Shower Better'
EPA’s Shower Better campaign will be held in conjunction with Energy Awareness Month
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging consumers to "shower better" this October by considering WaterSense-labeled showerheads as a way to save water and energy while ensuring a satisfying shower. The shower is where many Americans wake up in the morning or unwind after a long day, but it can also be a place where water, energy and money are sent down the drain.
By replacing just one showerhead with a WaterSense-labeled model, EPA estimates the average family can save 2,900 gal of water, the amount of electricity needed to power its home for 13 days and more than $70 in energy and water costs every year.
EPA's second annual Shower Better campaign, held in conjunction with Energy Awareness Month this October, encourages energy and water utilities, organizations, manufacturers, retailers and plumbers to remind consumers to look for the WaterSense label on showerheads that not only save water and energy, but are independently certified for performance attributes such as spray force and water coverage. Plumbers and WaterSense partners can share free tools, available from WaterSense, with their customers during the Shower Better campaign this October or throughout the year.