From the Wall Street Journal:
"In May, the DOE stunned the plumbing-products industry when it said it
would adopt a strict definition of the term 'showerhead' in enforcing
standards that have been on the books—but largely unenforced—for nearly 20
So much for the dude selling shower heads at up to $5,500 (24" in diameter,
2.5 gallons per minute at 80psi, interesting since most water pressure
regulators for homes and business are factory adjusted to 50psi which
I do believe would deliver a lot less water. I always remove the little
restrictor in a new shower head. I even have one I take with me when I
travel along with the tools to change the shower head in the motel room.
Heres the script from the Seinfeld showerhead episode:
(you need to find a Serbian selling illegal showerheads, the "Commando
Kramer, Newman and a 'salesman' are at the back of a van in an alley.
Salesman: All right, I got everything here. I got the Cyclone F
Jet Flow, Stockholm Superstream, you name it.
Jerry: What do you recommend?
Salesman: What are you looking for?
Kramer: Power, man. Power.
Newman: Like Silkwood.
Kramer: That's for radiation.
Newman: That's right.
Kramer (pointing to the largest one): Now, what is this?
Salesman: That's the Commando 450, I don't sell that one. What about
Kramer: Well that's what we want, the Commando 450.
Salesman, Nah, believe me. It's only used in the circus. For
Newman: We'll pay anything. We've got the (hands a wad of money to
What about Jerry?
Kramer: He couldn't handle that, he's delicate.
I have to laugh at these totalitarians. For perspective, a farmer who
waits a few more seconds than usual to shut off his irrigation system
uses hundreds of thousands of gallons more water doing so. Household
use is a drop in the ocean compared to agricultural and industrial
We don't run out of water. The hydrological cycle cannot be stopped.
On 10/5/2010 5:52 PM, roo email@example.com wrote:
Water, like food, is plentiful. The problem is people keep moving into
areas where the LOCAL supply of either is insufficient or not reliably
replenished. Here in Great Lakes basin, there is unlikely to ever be a
water shortage. In the larger cities of the southwest, with arid
near-desert conditions, now that they have used up 10,000 years worth of
aquifer, there will ALWAYS be a shortage of water. Look up 'carrying
capacity' for a better definition.
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