Go with the Flow
The latest project of the Cal Poly Pomona PowerSave Campus team is a showerhead retrofit of the existing showerheads in the residential halls on campus. The project leaders are interns Ryan Goff and Brandon Sauer. The existing showerheads are rated at 2.5 GPM and the project plans to replace them with 1.75 to 1.5 GPM showerheads. The number of showerheads to be replaced is 152, spread across 6 residence halls and servicing an estimated 1,413 residents. If the current showerheads are switched to 1.5 GPM an estimated 3,702,060 gallons of water are expected to be saved per year, translating to 16,659.27 dollars in savings. Water savings is not the only benefit of this retrofit, as the project hopes to reduce cost by replacing the showerheads with more durable showerheads with decreased maintenance and less chances of tampering by residents. Educational materials will also be used for educating the residents on the new showerheads in order to ensure that the project is a success and produces lasting savings for University Housing Services.