If you have a shower-bathtub combination, try this experiment:
Close the drain, and shower as you normally do.
I tried it, and my tub was filling up to near overflowing before I could finish my shower.
I have always believed showers saved water, but I guess not.
Off to the hardware store to get a low-flow shower head!
Do I take longer showers than most, and this is the reason for my high usage?
Try it for yourself if your plumbing is similar and report. I am curious if it's just me and my bad habit.
Take navy showers. That is what saves water. A navy shower is when you only turn on the water to wash yourself off.
In the end it comes down to a mathematical equation - volume of water per minute x minutes of running water.
I did and found it used much less water than a bath.
OP it is you.
I tried this once and had about 3 inches of water in the tub.
If you really want to save water, take a 5 minute shower twice a week and wipe your genitals off with moist towlettes the rest of the week.
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Do you use low-flow shower heads?
If so, what kind?
Only the golden ones.
Yes. For a normal sized person.
I think some of you must have huge bathtubs and/or 1.5 GPM shower heads and/or take 3-minute showers.
Mostly I take baths, but can't be bothered fussing over how much bath/shower water I use.
You gotta big ole pussy to wash, OP.
My brother is a flat-out water buffalo -- twenty or thirty minutes minimum.
He's always been this way. When he built his house, he installed an 80-gallon water heater -- that serious!
Douching takes extra water.
You will, r10, when gasoline costs less-per-gallon than water!
I always take baths. It's Funner to play with my hole with toys that way
If I'm washing my hair, especially during the summer, it takes a lot more time and water, but usually, I'm in and out of the shower in about three minutes.