Citrus County Encourages Consumers to "Shower Better" with Watersense

October is Energy Action Month and to celebrate, Citrus County Utilities and the Citrus County 
Department of Water Resources are partnering up to teach citizens how to shower better using a 
WaterSense approved showerhead.

Showering accounts for 20 percent of all residential indoor water use, or nearly 40 gallons per 
household per day. This equates to approximately 1.3 trillion gallons of water every year in the 
United States. This October, Citrus County is encouraging consumers to replace old showerheads with 
WaterSense labeled models to save energy, water, and other resources.

“Like all WaterSense labeled products, showerhead models that earn this label have been 
independently certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) criteria for 
water efficiency, force, and flow,” said Debra Burden, Citrus County Department of Water Resources 
Conservation Manager. “That means you’ll enjoy the same level of water pressure you’ve come to 
expect, all while saving water, energy, and money on your utility bills.”

By replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can reduce its annual 
energy and water costs by more than $70 and save 2,700 gallons of water per year—the amount of 
water it takes to wash more than 88 loads of laundry. What’s more, because it takes energy to heat 
shower water, that family can save the amount of electricity it takes to power its home for 11 days 
every year just by switching to a WaterSense labeled showerhead.

To make it easy to try a water- and energy-saving showerhead, Citrus County Utilities is offering 
free Water Sense labeled showerheads to Citrus County citizens in the month of October.  Stop by 
the Lecanto Government Building to pick up yours.

For more information and a full list of independently certified WaterSense labeled showerhead 
models, visit