The maximum flow rate for a shower head is 2.5 gallons per minute. For those who are environmentally conscious or who live in areas where water rights and drought are often an issue, there are various water efficient showerheads available that reduce the amount of water being used, thus helping the environment. The Earth Elements plumbing team recommends the five options below.
CEA Designs, based in Italy, focuses on innovation and sustainability. Their NEU 26 showerhead is water efficient at 1.32 gallons per minute. This modern showerhead is available in copper, bronze, light gold and black diamond finishes, all made of stainless steel, which makes it easy to clean and very hygienic. For more information, visit www.ceadesign.it
Made in England, this 8” skirted showerhead features easy to clean nozzles and is available in chrome, polished nickel and antique gold and flows at less than 2 gallons per minute. Samuel Heath believes that luxury does not need to come at the cost of the environment and believes you can choose quality and style without compromising the planet. Making high quality products is not just about the end result, but about the process in which products are made and Samuel Heath works hard to minimize its impact and ensure the highest levels of environmental accountability. For more information, visit www.samuel-heath.com
This modern waterfall shower head is made in Brooklyn, NY and flows at 2 gallons per minute. Another great feature is that this showerhead is available in all of the finishes that Watermark offers, from bright red to oil rubbed bronze, stark white to matte black, the opportunities are endless and can suit every design taste. At Watermark, our distinctive product quality is achieved using a combination of hands-on design and development combined with state-of-the-industry equipment. Watermark products combine sustainable product design with an eye towards architectural detail. For more information, visit www.watermark-designs.com
A new supplier for Earth Elements in 2016, Dornbracht represents the very highest quality of manufacturing, progressive production and innovative design. The premium fittings of this family-run company have won numerous international awards, acting as a driving force for the developments and trends of an entire industry. This showerhead represents simple style and function while being environmentally conscious. For more information, visit www.dornbracht.com
This stainless steel showerhead offers rainfall and cascade functions which can be used separately or simultaneously. It also features a single LED light with 6 color variations that offer chromotherapy, a method that uses the visible spectrum of electromagnetic radiation to cure ailments. More information can be found at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1297510/. The showerhead includes 134 no-clog, easy-clean rubber water nozzles and a wall-mount button for the LED control box. For more information, visit www.graff-faucets.com
Our plumbing sales team would be happy to show these showerhead options to you in person. Just visit one of our showrooms and you’ll be on your way to being a water saving consumer!Return to Blog