Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's That Time Again! (

New challenge: Reduce your water flow!

This challenge is designed to help us lessen the amount of hot water we are wasting, simply by installing low flow shower heads. It's money down the drain:

  • If each member of a family of four takes a daily five-minute shower, the family will use more than 700 gallons of water every week, a three-year supply of drinking water for one person. (source: Seattle City Light,

  • The Department of Energy says heating water is the second-largest residential energy user.

  • To complete this challenge, you simply have to go to your local hardware store and buy the low flow shower heads. This will cost you between $25-30. Then, go home and install them. This should take you no more than 30 minutes per shower.

For that little effort and money, you will be saving around $20 a year and about 30 pounds of carbon dioxide a month! Not bad!!! By simply installing low flow shower heads, you'll be using less water and saving energy!


Nora said...

I'm not sure I'll be able to do this challenge... I still have nightmares about Dad installing the low-flow shower head when we were teens and how hard it was to rinse all the shampoo out of my thick-ass hair!

Chris C. said...

lo-flo showers suck