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Low-Flow Showerhead Cuts Water Usage in Half

evolve(TM) showerheads announces the release of Roadrunner, the first and only low-flow showerhead to cut water usage in half with patent-pending ShowerStart(TM) technology.

Last year a record 32 states recorded a period of drought. Yet every day in the typical American home, gallons of water are lost unnecessarily as we step away while waiting for the shower to get hot.

It's difficult to gauge your shower's temperature unless you stand with your hand under the stream -- and most of us would rather grab a cup of coffee or brush our teeth than spend precious morning minutes waiting for it to get hot.

Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to "pause" the hot water with a showerhead that felt luxurious but also conserved water?

Now there is. The environmentally friendly, low-flow evolve Roadrunner showerhead allows you to walk away while your shower gets hot, stopping the flow to a trickle when the water reaches a comfortable 95 degrees -- conserving as much as eight gallons of water for every five minute shower. An added bonus is an auditory alarm: When the flow begins to trickle, you know you can begin your shower.

The market is clogged with low-flow showerheads that function by restricting the amount of water running through the fixture from the federally mandated two-and-a-half gallons per minute to as little as one gallon per minute. The upside? Saving water. The downside? A weak water stream and/or "cold feet syndrome," in which the water rapidly declines in temperature because of its aeration.

In contrast, the Roadrunner uses a pressure compensating flow regulator to keep the water at one-and-a-half gallons per minute, ensuring a strong flow and consistent temperature, while still saving 40 percent of the water flow per shower. Add to that the 15 percent savings you get from the ShowerStart technology, and you're cutting your water usage by more than half each time you shower.

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in the typical American home-accounting for about 14 percent of the utility bill. On average, a family of three using an evolve Roadrunner would save 7,665 gallons of water and $230 off their utility bill each year. Competitively priced at $39.95, and given the $19 per month savings, the Roadrunner will pay for itself in energy costs in just two short months.

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