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Install High Efficiency Faucets and Shower Heads

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You’ll Hardly Notice the Difference — Except in Your Water Use and Bill

You can save a lot of water and hardly notice the difference if you install new low-flow faucet aerators, shower heads, and toilets. If you have an older home and haven’t upgraded, you’re due. But even newer homes don’t always have the best water-saving fixtures.

Changing faucet aerators and showerheads is a quick and easy job almost anyone can do. Changing toilets is a bigger expense and effort, but the savings are big, too; unless you’re super-handy, call a plumber for this one.

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Watch these how-to videos on how to install efficient showerheads, faucet aerators, and low flow toliets.

EPA’s WaterSense® program is a one-stop site for practical home water information:

  • Use this calculator to find out how much money a WaterSense qualified toilet, faucet or showerhead will save you.
  • Find WaterSense products including toilets, faucets, showerheads and urinals. Look for the WaterSense label!


Have you scheduled a Quick Home Energy Checkup (QHECs) yet?  If you pay your own utility bill in Maryland, QHECs are offered at no-additional cost to you by your utility company.

A contractor comes to your home and provides tips, and energy and water saving measures that can equal up to $100 in savings.  They include an efficient showerhead and faucet aerator, on top of LED lighting.  Contact your utility today to schedule your QHEC!

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