Today we mourn the loss of a long-running member of the Speakman family. We bid adieu to an entity that has been a staple of our company for years. But let us not fret, let us rejoice, for the loss of this loved one will bring forth great benefits to our environment and water conservation.
So you’re probably wondering what on earth we are talking about. We thought we’d add a little pizzaz to an otherwise standard announcement. So, without further wasting your time, as of February 28th, 2013, we are no longer able to sell our popular S-2222-HS-CP dual shower head, other dual shower heads, or the manifold components that allow for dual streams of water from being dispersed.
Why you ask? Because it is illegal. The Department of Energy (DOE) has defined that any shower head releasing greater than 2.5 gallons of water per minute is illegal. Thus, our Dual Shower Heads will now be retiring to that golden bathtub in the sky.
Now, now…before you start rioting in the streets, flipping over cars and protesting to your local congressmen, let’s think of the environmental ramifications we are making. To begin, over 1.5 billion people do not have access to clean, safe water. And almost 4 million people die each year from water related diseases. So while we are letting the water run while brushing our teeth, and standing in the shower daydreaming about what we are going to wear this weekend, a child is dying from a water born diseases once every 15 seconds.
Okay, so we aren’t trying to guilt trip you into the ground. The truth is, reducing our water intake is not just a good thing, it’s an amazing thing. By switching to shower heads that disperse less than 2 gallons of water per minute, the average family could save up to 2,900 gallons of water per year! Just by shutting your faucet off during tooth brushing saves 200 gallons of water from being wasted a month alone.
So reducing your shower head units to a standard 2.5 gallons of water per minute really isn’t a bad thing at all. We are preserving our earths greatest natural resource one shower at a time.
So what can you do to help remedy this dilemma?
Simple. Run into your bathroom this instant, rip your illegal shower head off the wall and set it on fire so that no evidence what-so-ever remains.
We’re kidding, please don’t do that. Just pick up a replacement diverter like our VS-114, which will allow you to switch between multiple shower heads without having both running simultaneously.
Okay, so we hope you haven’t had a massive panic attack with the release of this statement. We promise, everything is okay.
To check out our line of luxury shower heads that are compliant to the mandatory 2.5 gpm flow rate, click here.
And to see our line of Low Flow shower heads that will conserve priceless gallons of water without reducing force, click here.