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Do Showers Really Save Water?

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.

by Anonymousreply 1601/20/2013

Take navy showers. That is what saves water. A navy shower is when you only turn on the water to wash yourself off.

by Anonymousreply 101/19/2013

In the end it comes down to a mathematical equation - volume of water per minute x minutes of running water.

by Anonymousreply 201/19/2013

I did and found it used much less water than a bath.

by Anonymousreply 301/19/2013

OP it is you.

I tried this once and had about 3 inches of water in the tub.

by Anonymousreply 401/19/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 501/19/2013

Thanks R3 R4

Do you use low-flow shower heads?

If so, what kind?

by Anonymousreply 601/19/2013

Only the golden ones.

by Anonymousreply 701/19/2013

Yes. For a normal sized person.

by Anonymousreply 801/19/2013

I think some of you must have huge bathtubs and/or 1.5 GPM shower heads and/or take 3-minute showers.

What gives?

by Anonymousreply 901/19/2013

Mostly I take baths, but can't be bothered fussing over how much bath/shower water I use.

by Anonymousreply 1001/19/2013

You gotta big ole pussy to wash, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1101/20/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 1201/20/2013

Douching takes extra water.

by Anonymousreply 1301/20/2013

You will, r10, when gasoline costs less-per-gallon than water!

by Anonymousreply 1401/20/2013

I always take baths. It's Funner to play with my hole with toys that way

by Anonymousreply 1501/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1601/20/2013
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