Did you know that the average shower length is 8 minutes*? By reducing that to 5 minutes, you can reduce the amount of water you use by nearly one-third, or roughly 10 gallons per day. And that’s where this challenge comes in. Crunchy Domestic Goddess is challenging all of her readers to reduce their shower time to 5 minutes. If you already take a 5 minute shower, perhaps you’ll consider cutting back a little bit more? Reducing the length of your shower by just one minute could save you up to 1,825 gallons** of water each year.
* GreenPrint Denver
More Tips To Help You Conserve Water
In the shower:
- Turn off the water while you are lathering up your body, washing your hair or shaving, then turn it back on when you need to rinse.
- Replace your showerhead with a low-flow showerhead
- While you are waiting for the water to warm up, catch it in a bucket and use it for watering your plants or garden or for flushing your toilet
- Shower with a buddy ;)
Elsewhere in the bathroom:
- If it’s yellow, let it mellow
- Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
- Fill up the sink with water while shaving instead of letting the water run