Start Dreaming of a Better Bathroom

Posted Friday, May 5, 2023

Bathrooms are by far the largest water users in the home, accounting for more than half of all the water that families use indoors. If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, did you know plumbing fixtures are available in a wide variety of colors, models, and prices to help you save water and money?

Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water than standard models while still delivering the rinse, spray, and flush you expect.

Skagit PUD is a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, which encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products. The products are independently certified for efficiency and performance while promoting water-saving techniques that reduce stress on water systems and the environment. Just look for the WaterSense label to find products at retailers in our area.

Giving your bathroom a high-efficiency makeover by replacing older, inefficient bathroom fixtures with a WaterSense labeled toilet, faucet, and showerhead can help your household save in more ways than one.

  • Water: 7,000 gallons annually. Enough to wash six months’ worth of laundry.

  • Electricity: 200 kilowatt-hours annually. Enough electricity to run a refrigerator for two months.

  • Money: $60 in utility bills annually. Enough that the fixtures will pay for themselves in as little as 2½ years.

Cut indoor water use and save

Did you know that a five-minute shower uses less water than filling the bathtub? The average shower lasts eight minutes. Since a standard showerhead has a water flow of 2.5 gallons per minute, each shower uses 20 gallons of water!

For only $11, Skagit PUD sells a water efficiency kit that contains a multi-mode massage showerhead and ultra-efficient faucet aerators. Install these items today for more efficient and enjoyable showering with better faucet flow.