# Is 2.5 gallons per minute good?

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# Is 2.5 gallons per minute good?

GPM means Gallons Per Minute. Also known as “flow rate”, GPM is a measure of how many gallons of water flow out of your shower head each minute. Since 1992, a maximum of 2.5 GPM is the federally mandated flow rate for new shower heads. This means no more than 2.5 gallons of water should flow out each minute.

Keeping this in view, is 2.5 gpm good water pressure?

A few years ago, shower heads delivered about 5 to 8 gallons per minute (gpm) at 80 psi. The current standard for low flow heads is 2.5 gpm at 80 psi. Some low flow shower heads deliver only 1.6 gpm. A quality low flow shower head will feel good at both high and low water pressures.

Furthermore, what is the average gallons per minute for a well? Calculating a water well’s flow rateThe flow refers to the amount of water coming from the well and the flow rate measures the gallons per minute coming out. The average American household needs 100 to 120 gallons per person per day, and a flow rate of about 6 to 12 gallons per minute.

Also question is, what is the difference between 2.0 gpm and 2.5 gpm?

Differentiating Between Low Flow And High Flow Shower HeadsAgain, this has been the Maximum Flow Rate since 1992. The step down from there in Flow Rate is 2.0 GPM. These Shower Heads have a Maximum Flow Rate of 1.5 GPM. That’s 40% less water output than the 2.5 GPM Flow Rate.

How many GPM is the average shower?

In an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons (65.1 liters) and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm) (7.9 lpm).