ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Slowing the flow doesn't have to mean sacrificing comfort. With advances in water efficiency, turning your morning routine green can be as easy as upgrading your showerhead and soaking in the savings, thanks to new rebates courtesy of SUEZ.
According to a study performed by Unilever, the average shower lasts roughly 8 minutes. Prior to 1994, showers typically consumed 5.5 gallons of water per minute or more, depending on the fixture’s age. While many of today’s heads are capped at a 2.5 GPM flow by the EPA, new even lower-flow showerheads have emerged as financially and environmentally smart alternatives. Using 1.5 to 2.5 gallons per minute by comparison, low-flow options often use less than half the water of traditional showerheads, without sacrificing pressure and comfort.
In order to know if it's time for an upgrade, first learn your current shower's flow rate. Homeowners can check their fixture's packaging or product details online to find the GPM, or perform a quick and easy in-shower test. If the rate is 2.5 GPM or higher, you may be missing out on water savings.
When shopping for a new low-flow showerhead, there's no need to compromise on comfort and efficiency. For its customers in Rockland County, SUEZ is helping make the transition easy by offering substantial rebates on qualifying showerheads. SUEZ customers who purchase an EPA-approved WaterSense showerhead can receive a $15 instant rebate towards their upgraded fixture. You can save even more with an additional rebate from SUEZ’s collaboration with Orange & Rockland Utilities.
In addition to helping the environment by consuming less water, upgrading that old showerhead can also equal savings on both water and energy bills. That’s because using less water requires less energy to heat it.
“Our program is designed to help customers conserve water today and preserve natural resources for tomorrow,” said Chris Graziano, vice president and general manager of Suez operations in New York. “Our customers already understand the importance of conservation and practice it as part of their daily lives. We believe this program will bring Rockland to the next level of water and energy conservation.”
To view water saving products online, visit www.SUEZConserve.com.