Voice of the River

Free Water Saving Showerheads for Big Sky Residents

If you’re celebrating Energy Action Month this October, you might be interested to know that your shower could be sending energy, water, and money down the drain each day. Showering accounts for 20 percent of our residential indoor water use, or nearly 40 gallons per household per day. Energy is also required to heat that water, so every drop you save can result in energy and utility bill savings.

This October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Gallatin River Task Force are promoting Shower Better Month to encourage homeowners to take one simple action: replace your showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model. Whether you are remodeling your bathroom or just looking for ways to save energy, water, and money, look for the WaterSense label on showerheads that use 20 percent less water and are independently certified to provide the spray force and water coverage for a satisfying shower.

A WaterSense labeled showerhead will save the average family more than $70 in annual energy and water costs and 2,700 gallons of water per year, or the amount it takes to wash 88 loads of laundry. With less energy required to heat your shower water, your family can also save enough electricity to run the television for more than a year, or to power your entire home for 11 days!

To make the switch easy and cost-effective, the Task Force is offering Big Sky residents free Water Sense labeled showerheads. Stop by our office located at 32 Market Place Building, Unit 6 to pick up yours. If you prefer to purchase your own showerhead, we offer $20 rebates per showerhead, up to $40.  Visit the EPA’s website for more information and a list of WaterSense labeled showerheads. The Big Sky Water Conservation Program is funded by Big Sky Resort Area District.

Call Emily at 406-993-2519 for more details.

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