Showers account for almost a fourth of individual water use. Installing low-flow showerheads in your home saves both water and energy. For more ways to reduce the water you use, check out our article Water Conservation in the Home.

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Did you know that showers account for 22% of individual water use in North America? Just imagine how much water could be saved if all those showers had low-flow showerheads installed! The newer models are ten times better, too, because they help reduce water waste but don’t sacrifice water pressure. In fact, some of them are so good, you may not know if you have one. Here’s a simple test you can do before spending money that you don’t have to. Take a two-quart saucepan and place it on the floor of your shower right in the center of the shower stream. With the shower running at full force, count how many seconds it takes to fill the pan. If it’s less than twelve, you need a low-flow showerhead. These will cost anywhere from $8-$50, depending on style, features and manufacturer. Hand-held models will be more expensive.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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