Low-Flow Shower Head FAQs

We’ve put together this page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about low-flow showerheads. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to answer your questions about saving water and energy with low-gpm showerheads.

Low-Flow Shower Head Questions & Answers

Q:How much water will I save with a low-flow showerhead?
How much water you can save with a low-flow showerhead depends on a few different factors. 1) Your current showerhead’s gallons-per-minute (gpm) flow. 2) The flow-rate (in gallons per minute) of your low-flow shower head. 3) How long your shower is in use each day, which is affected by the duration of your showers and the number of people in your household. It’s pretty common for a multi-person household or small family to save in excess of 5,000 gallons of water per year with a low-flow showerhead. Here’s some more information on water conservation with low-flow showerheads.

Q:How can I check how much water my shower uses?
Testing your current shower head’s flow rate, or gallons per minute usage, is relatively simple. Basically, you just need to place a marked 5-gallon pail or bucket under your running shower for one minute to determine how much water your shower uses. Check out our page on testing your shower’s flow rate for a step-by-step tutorial on the process.

Q:How can I increase my water pressure with a low-flow showerhead?
While low-flow showerheads will not increase your actual shower water pressure, there are certain showerheads that will increase the force, or velocity, of your shower water which will give you a higher-pressure shower, even if you have a low-pressure water system. Here is some info on amplifying your shower water pressure with a showerhead.