How much water does a shower take?
Taking shorter showers (8 minutes on average) is one of the easiest ways to save water when showering. A typical shower can use up to 17.2 gallons of water, but a five-minute shower with a low-flow showerhead can reduce that amount to as little as 7.5 gallons.
Additionally, investing in a low-flow showerhead can save even more water, as they are designed to use less water without sacrificing pressure.
Other methods for reducing water usage when showering include installing a timer in the bathroom, which will help you keep track of how long you spend in the shower and make sure you don’t spend too much time in there.
Finally, if you’re looking for an even more extreme way to save water when showering, consider taking a “Navy Shower” - this involves turning off the water while soaping up and then turning it back on only for rinsing off.
By reducing your shower time by just a few minutes, you can save up to 1,000 gallons of water per month.
10 ways to save water during a shower and more.
If you want to save money on your water bill and help the environment, here are some ways you can reduce the amount of water you use while showering.
- Turn off the tap when soaping up your body.
- Use less soap.
- Install a water saving shower head.
- Minimize your shower time by using a timer.
- Use a bath mat or a towel to step on instead of the floor.
- Take shorter showers (5 minutes or less).
- Use a bucket to rinse off shampoo and conditioner in the shower instead of rinsing them down the drain with water.
- Use cold water to rinse your hair when possible.
- Don't clean your bathtub or shower more than once per week (use a squeegee to get rid of excess water).
- Wash only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher, and use the appropriate cycle for how much you are washing (i.e., use a small load setting for small loads).
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You can learn how to care for your showerhead effortlessly with this guide here.