Athletics Department Pilots Low-Flow Showerheads for Savings

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) has nearly 30 showers within its Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC) facility alone, creating a significant opportunity for savings. In 2019-20, in partnership with the Water Planning and Stewardship team, DAPER initiated a pilot to try and better understand shower patterns in the AOERC. The study included testing the popularity of Nebia ultra-low-flow shower heads, understanding the relationship between low-flow shower heads and the length of the shower, and observing general facility use patterns. The study revealed that on average, showers were 5-7 minutes long, depending on the locker room.