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Take Advantage of Additional Savings!
That’s not all! Check with your local water authority for additional water conservation incentives.
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is offering an additional $10 credit on water bills for their customers who purchase a qualifying 1.5 gpm low-flow showerhead. Details are available on their website, here.
Residents of Gallup may receive an additional $5 rebate on qualifying low-flow showerhead through the Gallup Joint Utilities. For more information, visit the City of Gallup’s website, here.
How Do Low-Flow Showerheads Work?
Low-flow showerheads restrict the water flow and force the water through very small openings. This aerates and increases the velocity of the water, creating a very fine but “wet” feeling spray. You’ll find showerheads on the market that provide an even, full shower spray; those that offer stronger, pulsating sprays with a massaging effect; and models that feature multiple flow settings.
Installing a low-flow showerhead can help you save water and save money.
A substantial part of a home’s total energy costs — as much as 25% — can go towards simply heating water. And showers are the largest single contributor to the amount of hot water used in many homes.
A standard showerhead uses 5 to 8 gallons of water per minute, which means a single 5-minute shower can use up to 40 gallons of water! Simply installing an ultra low-flow showerhead reduces the average 5-minute shower’s water usage to 7.5 gallons.
The typical family can save over 7,000 gallons of water a year just by installing a low-flow showerhead. These showerheads are inexpensive, retailing for $10 or more, and are easy to install. Just unscrew your old showerhead and screw on the new one. The savings means the payback is almost immediate.
Low-flow showerheads rated 1.5 gpm offer maximum efficiency. The savings are significant over typical low-flow showerheads that use 2.5 gpm of water. Check out these numbers:
For even greater efficiency, choose a low-flow showerhead with a shut-off valve that lets you turn off the water while soaping up, then turn it back on instantly without having to readjust the temperature.
* Program subject to change without notice.