Showerhead Purchase Tips
A wide variety of water conserving showerheads are available for purchase with prices starting at $2. A typical handheld massaging showerhead will cost around $25. Designer models cost from $50 to $300 depending on the model and materials used.
Federal law currently mandates that all showerheads manufactured in the U.S. must use water at or below a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm). These 2.5 gpm showerheads are often referred to as low-flow or LF showerheads. This law was put into place in 1992 in an effort to improve water efficiency nationwide and coordinate various state standards. Previously, some showerheads used 5 gallons per minute or more.
Adjustable spray, sprinkle, and massage
Even using 2.5 gpm or less, today’s showerheads offer a wide variety of spray patterns and options. If pulsing spray or soft rain is what you enjoy in the shower, there is sure to be a showerhead to meet your needs.
For maximum water conservation, select a showerhead that uses less than 2.5 gallons per minute. A number of manufacturers offer showerheads that restrict flow to less than 2 gpm.