Only taking into account the amount of water used for showering, the average family uses 40 gallons of water daily. That’s over a trillion gallons of water annually in the United States—just from showering.
That said, if the average family used a low-pressure shower head, they could save approximately 3000 gallons of water a year.
Nationally, if every family installed a low-pressure shower head, we could save over 250 billion gallons of water annually just by making the switch.
Low-pressure shower heads save water, money, and energy. Lower flow shower head options release less water per minute than the average shower head (the maximum flow rate per minute is two and a half gallons, per government regulation), saving water and reducing your water bill. Low-pressure shower heads also conserve energy and reduce energy costs for heating water.
While having the best low-pressure shower head would be ideal for strong water pressure, what happens when your water pressure becomes less than ideal? Over time, the water pressure from your home will slowly decrease meaning lower water pressure from all the outputs in your home. Sometimes the problem is indeed your shower head. While many people believe that a low-pressure shower head means a lower flow rate, this isn’t always the case. Finding the median between consistent pressure and saving water will be difficult but luckily we’ve done some of the work for you!
Here is a list of the best types of shower heads for low water pressure to look into, either to simply replace your current high-pressure shower head or to fully remodel your bathroom.
Best Low-Pressure Shower Heads
Niagara Earth Massage 1.25GPM Low flow Showerhead
This low-pressure showerhead has a flow rate of 1.25 gallons per minute, releasing 50% less water per minute than government regulation. That said, the Niagara Earth Massage showerhead should still give you the consistent and comfortable water pressure necessary to take a comfortable and quick shower. This low flow showerhead has a 4.2 out of 5-star rating on Amazon.
Sava Spa 1.5 GPM Fixed-Mount Showerhead, Chrome
The Sava Spa low pressure showerhead has a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, still well below the maximum 2.5 GPM regulation, and therefore quite a savings. The large 4.4 inch diameter spray-head offers a wide coverage while the patented pressure compensator ensures a consistent flow. This luxury looking showerhead has a 4.3 out of 5 star rating on Amazon.
Economy Super Spray Clean Water Saving Amazing Shower Head 1.5 GPM
In addition to having a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, this low-pressure showerhead is also EPA WaterSense Certified. The non-removable Neoperl pressure flow controller ensures a steady, consistent flow rate, providing you with a comfortable and guilt-free shower. It’s also self-cleaning. This high performance, water-saving showerhead has a 4.3 out of 5-star rating on Amazon.
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