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Showerhead Exchange

Want a FREE showerhead and home water conservation kit?

If your bathroom fixtures have not been upgraded since prior to 1996, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) will exchange up to two showerheads for two high-efficiency models. We will also provide you with a conservation kit which contains a 1.5 gallons of water per minute (gpm) showerhead, a 1.5 gpm kitchen swivel aerator, a 1.0 gpm bathroom aerator and leak detection dye tablets.

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Come into one of our three exchange locations with your showerheads and exchange them for high-efficiency models, and get a home conservation kit absolutely FREE!

For additional information about this or other water efficiency programs, please call 786-552-8974.

Facts about WASD's high efficiency showerheads:

  • They use 1.5 gallons of water per minute (1.5 gpm). This showerhead can reduce your water use by approximately 50% compared to showering with a high flow model.
  • They have a chrome finish and a variable flow control for user comfort.
  • Customers may exchange a maximum of 2 showerheads per residence for the lifetime of the property.

Why go high efficiency?

The shower is a large user of water in the home (as well as toilets and washing machines), using about 17% of total household water.

Installing a high-efficiency showerhead is a practical way to reduce water consumption. It not only reduces your water bill, it reduces your sewer and energy bills as well. This method of water conservation has a short payback period; as short as a few months depending on the cost of the fixture your replace.

Typical non-conserving showerheads have flow rates of 5 to 8 gallons per minute, meaning that a typical 5-minute shower would send about 25-40 gallons of fresh water down the drain and into the sewer.

By contrast, high-efficiency showerheads provided by WASD use only 1.5 gallons per minute, or 7 1/2 gallons for a 5-minute shower, reducing water demand by at least 50% (courtesy of SAHRA - Arizona Board of Regents website).

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