Ways to Save Water When Showering

by Courtney

Showering, especially after a long and stressful day, is one of the most relaxing and therapeutic experiences anyone can have.

This is regardless of the kind of shower you have. Most people buy shower heads based on their personal preferences, and it’s fine. You can either go for coverage or pressure.

Coverage shower heads spread water at a generous and even rate, expanding to wide areas of the body, while pressure shower heads release forceful water flow. When you want to buy shower heads, look out for the size.

However, most people don’t like to buy shower heads because they feel they would waste water, and it’s true in some cases. Studies have shown that toilet and bathroom waste water is one of the greatest ways water is wasted.

So, how can you combat this and still have a great showering experience?

Here are some ways you can do that:

a. Decrease or turn off the flow when lathering

Most people never think they’re wasting water when they do this!

Normally, we love to enjoy the showers when we lather and scrub our bodies. But we often forget that the water really isn’t doing anything.

Why don’t you limit the water flow or turn it off completely when you lather, then turn it on when you need to wash it off?

That way, you are saving one of the earth’s precious resource- water.

b. Play music


Yes. You should play music in the shower not to dance and have a mini party with yourself, but to serve as a timer.

Try it. Before you bathe, put 2 songs (1 song if you can) on your playlist. Each of their play time shouldn’t last for more than 5 minutes. Then time yourself. Once the second music stops playing, it’s time to take yourself out of the shower.

Don’t be tempted to increase the number of songs or replay the song. You buy shower heads to bathe, not to have mini-parties.

c. Have you thought of a Thermostatic valve?

What is that?

Thought as much. Most of them waste a lot of water when trying to adjust the temperature. We might even lose track of time and end up wasting more water than we can imagine. But what if there is a way to stop this?

Yes, there is.

A thermostatic valve is attached between your shower head and shower arm. It helps to turn off the water automatically, immediately it gets to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. When you step in to take your bath, you plug it down and the water will flow for you at a nice, hot temperature.

You not only save water, but also save the time you spend trying to check temperatures.

If you cut down the time wasted in testing temperatures, you can save more than 2.5 gallons of water, depending on the kind of shower head you’re using.

The valve is so cool!

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