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2008 Low Flow Showerhead Study

Created 6/7/2011 by Eric Brateng
Updated 2/21/2012 by Ben Fowler
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In the fall of 2007, Puget Sound Energy revitalized the energy-efficient showerhead

program, offered by Puget Power in the early 1990’s. The original program began in

1990 and offered energy-efficient showerheads, rated at no more than 2.5 gallons per

minute, to residential electric water heat customers. The new program offers energyefficient

showerheads, rated at 2.0 gallons per minute, to both gas and electric water heat


The current low-flow showerhead offering launched in September 2007 as a joint utility

project, distributing packages containing one showerhead and two aerators to single

family households in King County. Households received showerheads upon request,

either returning a post card sent to them by their local utility or by calling their local

utility after hearing about the program on radio and television advertisements.

Sponsoring utilities included Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Seattle Public

Utilities, and Cascade Water Alliance.

Posted By: Eric Brateng 06/07/11 on 10:07 AM (Pacific Time)

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Eric Brateng on 06/07/11 on 12:07 PM (Pacific Time)

Seventy-six percent of showerheads mailed to customers were installed and still in place

four months after delivery.  Only 54% of homes requesting either one or two showerheads installed an




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