Question #9: Which is Greener? 5 minute shower or Installing low flow shower head
Answer: Taking a 5-minute shower
The typical shower is about eight minutes, so by cutting it down to five, you’ll be saving water. A low flow shower head bearing a WaterSense label saves you at least 20 percent of the water coming through a standard shower head—two gallons of water per minute rather than two and a half gallons. Dropping your two and a half gallon per minute showers from eight minutes to five minutes saves more water than installing a low flow shower head. Want more savings? Install the shower head and set the timer on your shower.