Showers are an awesome way to bathe. Whether you want hot or cold water pouring down your body, that’s the way to do it. However, the downside is wastage of water that results from a shower.You’ll land up with two things – a high water bill, and lot of water wastage. The lower your water bill, the better you can save on money and water. You should be really concerned about water wastage because of global warming. An average shower uses about 120 gallons of water, be concerned!
So, here’s what you can do save water while showering.
Change the Showehead
One option is to change the showerhead to a low consumption one. A simple step of changing the showerhead will result in less water being sprayed out.
Turn it Off
So when you’re not using the shower, like when you’re applying soap or shampoo, switch it off. Many people tend to keep it on as a matter of convenience, don’t do it, it’s a waste of water.
Get a Handheld Shower
A handheld shower is a very effective way to ensure that water is sprayed all around your body. For your usual shower, you’ll have to wait till the water reaches your feet, with a handheld shower you don’t. Plus, you can easily attach the shower to a fixture on top if you don’t want to hold it.
First get the Right Temperature
Before you first jump into a shower, ensure the water is at the right temperature. You can do this by testing the water temperature from the tap. Most often people keep the shower on for a minute or two and wait for the water temperature to reach their preference.
Recycle the Water
By placing a bucket nearby while you shower, you can catch excess water. This water can be used for to water your plants or to wash the dishes. If you want something more complex, you can use a greywater recycling system that takes water from your bathroom and kitchen and drains it into your lawn.
Take Fewer Showers
If wastage of water really concerns you, you’ll take fewer showers. Instead of taking 7 showers a week, take 3 or 4 showers. You’ll notice the difference in your water bill.
Stop Taking a Shower
Of course, the best way to stop water wastage from showering is to stop using it in the first place. This may seem like a drastic option for many (and it is), but it is the ultimate way to stop water wastage while bathing.
So whatever it is, pick the options that suit your lifestyle and reduce your water consumption.