During April, which is designated as Water Conservation Month, Orange County Utilities water customers can receive up to three showerheads to replace showerheads that use 2.5 gallons per minute or more. Customers are also eligible to receive low-flow aerators to reduce consumption at the faucet. A maximum of 1 kitchen aerator and 3 bathroom aerators will be given per account.
How do I know if I have a high- or low-flow showerhead?
If you are unsure of the water volume of your showerhead, you can follow the simple steps outlined below to calculate the rate your shower dispenses water. High-water-flow showerheads deliver 2.5-5 gallons per minute.
To determine if you have a high- or low-flow showerhead, you need:
Step One: Turn on the shower to the highest volume
One gallon in under 20 seconds = high-flow showerhead