Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ides of March....Water Water Everywhere - Day 26

Here in New England it has been raining cats and dogs, and the wind has been howling. As they say about March, "In like a lion, out like a lamb". I'm still waiting for the gentle "lamb" days of spring :)

All this rain has made me think about the precious resource of water....such an important resource yet it is wasted on a daily basis...once it goes down the drain you don't get it back (unless of course you have a grey water system like Ed Begley Jr.).

Recently we replaced both of our older shower heads with a flow rate of 5.5 gallons per minute (gpm) to newer low flow shower heads. We picked Moen Nurture which is only 1.75 gpm. With 6 of us showering, and several divas in the house who enjoy the sauna/shower (to the chagrin of their parents), this was a much needed change! The Moen Nuture has 3 different settings, great shower pressure, and at about $55 we are very happy with the change, and can't wait to see the positive impact on our water bill (our town recently raised the water bill rates too). We will also lower our water heating costs since we are using and wasting less hot water.

Stay tuned to see if we end up cutting off the divas with shower timers!

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