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Citrus County Utilities Encourages Consumers to “Shower Better”

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 4, 2023

October is Energy Action Month. What is one action you can take to save energy, water, and money every day?

Citrus County Utilities Encourages Consumers to “Shower Better” with WaterSense® this Energy Action Month

Try replacing your old showerhead with a WaterSense-labeled model! Showering accounts for 20 percent 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.
Citrus County Utilities (CCU) 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, 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 $75 and save 2,700 gallons of water per year—the amount of water
it takes to wash more than 88 loads of loads of laundry. What’s more, 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, CCU offers free WaterSense-labeled
fixtures to its customers. Stop by the Lecanto Government Building’s front desk during normal business
hours to get yours. For more information and a full list of independently certified WaterSense-labeled
showerhead models, visit



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