Install Low Flow Shower Head
A low-flow showerhead is one that comes with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute or less. While this still seems like quite a bit of water, these shower heads can actually decrease your shower water usage by about half.
A regular showerhead has a water flow of about 3.8 gallons per minute, so if you took an eight minute shower, you would be using approximately 30 gallons of water. But with a low-flow shower head, you would only use about 20 gallons.
Did you know:
With a low-flow shower head, it may not feel like you're using less water, but you are. The shower head restricts water flow while still maintaining a strong pressure, giving you the experience of a normal shower.
Aerating shower heads mix air in with the water stream. This maintains strong water pressure while still using less water than a traditional shower head. However, because there is air combined with the water, the temperature may not stay as hot for as long as traditional shower heads.
A non-aerating shower head doesn't use air; instead, it pulses to keep the pressure strong. The water with a non-aerating shower head tends to be hotter because there is no introduction of air.
What to do:
Remove the Original Shower head
Tape It Up With Teflon Tape
Attach The New Shower head
Test The Flow