The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough. (Aug 13)
DONALD TRUMP: Take a shower, the water doesn't come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn't come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer. Because my hair, I don't know about you, but it to be perfect.
ANDREW DELASKI: Showerheads are not a serious problem that deserves the president's attention or, for that matter, anyone's attention right now, because we've got bigger problems to be focused on. 2 and 1/2 gallons per minute, it's a lot of water. Under the Trump administration proposal, you could triple, quadruple that 10 gallons a minute. No one needs that much water. Loosening these standards will result in only higher bills, water waste, and additional energy waste that contributes to global climate change. And many parts of the United States are water stressed.
We have limited water resources. And one of the best ways we can go about preserving those water resources, both for ourselves and future generations, is to use it wisely. There are hundreds of good, quality showerheads on the market today. If a consumer, whether he's the president or any consumer, has a problem with their showerhead, what we recommend is that they go get a better showerhead. You don't have to change national water conservation policy to address any one person's problem.