Of course, the danger of all these new low-flow showerheads is that you’ll be tempted to linger too long in your own private Niagara. Several companies have come out with shower timers to nudge habitual drenchers.
But this time, it will be easy to smuggle in a higher-flow shower head during a trip to Nevada, Arizona or Oregon. Or have a friend or relative in another state buy one and send it to you. It’s also likely small, independent hardware stores in other states would mail them to California.
Just like with toilets, the water savings you can see with low flow shower heads depends on more than one factor: current shower head water usage per minute, number of showers taken daily and average length of shower.
The is an ultra-low-flow shower head, using just 1.5 gpm, that gets very good reviews for performance from hundreds of reviewers, as well as hundreds of comments that talk about noticeable savings on the water bills. Many say the water flow feels surprisingly strong considering the low flow setting, and it feels like a full flow shower head. Of course, as with any shower head, a lot of the user's satisfaction depends upon the water pressure in the home.
|High Sierra 1.5 GPM High Efficiency Low Flow Shower Head||1.5 GPM||$||4.7|
|Niagara Earth Massage 1.25GPM Low flow showerhead||1.25 GPM||$||4.2|
|Niagara N2915CH Earth Massage 1.5 GPM Showerhead||1.5 GPM||$||4.4|
|Niagara 1.5 GPM Commercial Grade High Efficiency Showerhead||1.5 GPM||$||N/A|
|Delta 75152 Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead||1.85 GPM||$||4.6|
|American Standard Flowise 3 Function Water Saving Showerhead||1.5 GPM||$||4.1|
|American Standard Flowise 3 Function Water Saving Showerhead||2.0 GPM||$||4.0|
|American Standard Flowise Water Saving Showerhead||1.5 GPM||$||4.0|
|Waterpik Ecoflow Fixed Mount Showerhead||1.6 GPM||$||3.1|