There are several areas in your home where you can cut back on water usage. For example, you can limit or time the water supply for your landscaping. Or, you can be more conscious with the amount of water you use for bathing.
It can be hard to imagine how you can save water while in the bathroom since it’s important to be thorough when cleaning your body. However, controlling your water usage during bath time is actually possible.
Shower, Not Bath
An average bathtub typically uses 35 gallons of water while a 5-minute shower only takes about 12 gallons. That’s a significant difference in water usage, so you might want to limit your number of baths in a month and opt for showers on most days.
When you do take a bath, though, only fill the tub a quarter of the way. It’s not necessary to fill it up to the brim.
And, if you want to maximize the amount of water you save during a shower, you can try the Navy shower method. This involves turning the shower on to wet yourself. Then, turning it off while you soap up. You only turn the shower back on when it’s time for you to rinse, and you rinse very quickly. Remember, every minute you spend under the shower head costs you about 2.5 gallons of water.
Use Water-Efficient Fixtures
If you’re replacing old bathroom fixtures, you might want to be more particular with your new shower head. An average shower head typically uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute. However, if you look more carefully, you can also find shower heads that use as little as 0.5 gallons per minute. By investing in more water-efficient shower heads and faucets, you can save a significant amount of water during bath time.
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