Before we talk about the benefits of shower installation, we must first ask the crucial question: can you justify soaking in a full bathtub of water? Unless you take 20-minute showers, baths unfortunately just can’t measure up when it comes to water usage. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a full bathtub needs 70 gallons of water, whereas a 5-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
You could argue that only a few people fill bathtubs to the top, but either way, a bath still uses more water. If you’re still not convinced, stop the drain next time you shower and measure the amount of water you used. Then compare this to what you use for a bath. You’ll find the same result… shower installation saves water!
But let’s not stop there. You can save even more money and water with another minor adjustment – a low-flow showerhead. If every home in America had one of these water-saving wonders, the EPA says we could reduce the country’s annual water usage by 250 billion gallons. Add on the energy savings from heating less water, and shower installation becomes even more appealing.
Here’s another incentive – if you use a low-flow showerhead, you may even be able to justify soaking in a bath every once in a while!
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