What is a Good Low Flow Hand-Held Showerhead?

What is a Good Low Flow Hand-Held Showerhead?

Cambria Bold
Feb 12, 2010

Q: We are renovating our home and are looking for hand-held shower heads that are affordable and low flow yet still have decent pressure. First, could you help me understand what is considered low flow? I've seen shower heads with a rate of 2.5 gpm listed as low flow on the packaging, but I had always thought that anything 2 gpm or less was low flow. Second, do any of your readers know of any to recommend?

Sent by Wendi

Editor: As far as we understand, any showerhead with a flow under 2.5 gpm is technically considered "low flow." However, it's obviously preferable to shoot for the lowest number possible that still gives you an enjoyable shower.

Check out these posts for some of our recommendations:

The Best Low Flow (Yet High Pressure) Showerheads
Low Flow Guide: US EPA WaterSense
Evolve Showerhead Adaptor
Kohler WaterSense Showerhead

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