In light of the recent drought in the state, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has partnered with U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program to conserve water by proclaiming October 2016 as the “Shower Better Month.” On October 6, New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan signed a proclamation addressing the importance of water and energy conservation during the drought in order to be prepared for winter, explaining the impact of residential water use and the commitment to conservation via the partnership.
NHDES is encouraging citizens to replace showerheads with a new WaterSense-certified showerhead and to take shorter showers to maximize both water and monetary savings. Replacing an old showerhead with a WaterSense-certified showerhead can save a single family more than 2,900 gallons of water a year and the equivalent amount of electricity used for 13 days. In addition, taking one minute off a person’s shower time reduces a family’s annual water use nearly 500 gallons.
For more information on U.S. EPA’s WaterSense Program and Shower Better Month, click here.