# What is a good gpm flow rate?

**GPM**is the EPA-mandated

**flow rate**for new showerheads. This means that no more than 2.5 gallons of water should be flowing out of your shower head at any given minute. … no more than 2.5 gallons of water should be flowing out of your shower head at any given minute.

In this regard, what is a good shower flow rate?

2.1 gallons per minute

Additionally, what is a normal gpm for a house? A toilet will **normally** use about 2-3 gallons per minute (**gpm**), a shower from 1.5 to 3.0 **gpm**, a bathroom or kitchen faucet from 2-3 **gpm**, a dishwasher from 2-4 **gpm**, and a washing machine from 3-5 **gpm**.

Simply so, what is the gpm flow rate?

**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.

What is acceptable water flow rate?

The **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.