The single most important fact to know about household water consumption is that standard shower heads and faucets flow at a rate of about 5-6 gallons per minute. This means a 10-minute shower will consume 50-60 gallons of water. This was enough water for an entire family for a whole week prior to the convenience of modern plumbing and is the reason we consume 800% more water per person today compared to 100 years ago. Today, a single flush of the toilet or a tap running for 1 minute while you brush your teeth,
consumes enough water to fill a 5 gallon water cooler.
Showers consume more water per households each year than any other area; about 25-35% of all household consumption. Flushing toilets, bathroom faucets, and outdoor taps are the next biggest water consumption areas. Voluntarily cutting back on the utilization of these items by 50% is a no-cost method of conserving 50,000 gallons a year per average household. This means 200 homes could conserve 10 million gallons of water per year; enough water to meet the basic drinking needs of about 30,000 people that same year. Yet this type of voluntary reduction is difficult to maintain and achieve on one's own without having to compromise or change your habits.
However, The WaterGeeks can help you achieve these savings without compromise or habit changes. Our low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators and garden hose nozzles each utilize new flex-regulating technology that reduces water consumption by up to 50% while maintaining the high output water pressure consumers have come to expect. You experience conservation without compromise while also slashing your water consumption, heating, and disposal costs by up to 50%. Best of all, you can replace your shower head, garden nozzle, and bathroom and kitchen sink aerators with these simple to install, low-flow replacements, for around $30.