A low flow shower head is a great way to cut back on your household water usage and your hot water heater bills without having to make much of a sacrifice. According to Natural Resources Canada, low flow shower heads use up to 70 percent less water and can help save about 15 percent of the cost of hot water.
Niagara Conservation, for instance, has a wide range of mounted and handheld shower heads that are certified by the EPA’s WaterSense program. They use a patented technology so that the shower’s spray will still feel strong while using less water than traditional shower heads.
For a simple, low-cost alternative, New Resources Group offers a WaterSense-certified mounted shower head for around only $5, which uses a pressure compensating flow controller to create a steady flow of water regardless of water pressure.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking to invest in a higher end shower head, the Elite-E from Bricor is a top-of-the-line model that’s used in many hotels. Available in three different finishes to match your bathroom decor, if you also provide them with your house’s water pressure PSI, they’ll even customize the shower head’s output.
For a wide range of low-flow showerheads, check out Canadian Tire’s website.