Citrus County Encourages Consumers to “Shower Better” With WaterSense®
October is Energy Action Month. What is one action you can take to save energy, water, and money every day? Try replacing your old showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model!
Citrus County Encourages Consumers to “Shower Better” With WaterSense® This Energy Action Month
Showering accounts for 20% of all residential indoor water use, or nearly 40 gallons per household per day. That’s about 1.3 trillion gallons of water every year in the United States! What’s more, it takes energy to heat the water when you shower. This October, Citrus County is also celebrating Shower Better Month by encouraging consumers to replace old showerheads with WaterSense labeled models to save energy and other resources.
“Like all WaterSense labeled products, showerhead models that earn the WaterSense label have been independently certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) criteria for water efficiency, force, and flow,” said Debra Burden, Citrus County Water Conservation Manager. “That means you’ll enjoy the same level of water coverage you’ve come to expect, and you’ll shower better, all while saving water, energy, and money on your utility bills.”
By replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can reduce its annual energy and water costs by more than $70 and save 2,700 gallons of water per year—the amount of water it takes to wash more than 88 loads of laundry. Because it takes energy to heat shower water, that family can save the amount of electricity it takes to power its home for 11 days every year just by switching to a WaterSense labeled showerhead.
To make it easy to try a water- and energy-saving showerhead, Citrus County Utilities is offering free showerheads to its customers at no charge. Just stop by the front desk of the Lecanto Government Building to pick up yours.
For more information and a full list of independently certified WaterSense labeled showerhead models, visit bit.ly/ShowerSwitch.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program’s inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save trillions of gallons of water and billions in water and energy bills. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.