A shorter shower not only saves water, but also saves on the energy used to heat that water. A typical non-conserving shower head will spray over five gallons per minute (GPM), so reducing shower time from eight to three minutes can save 25 gallons of water. That’s over 9 thousand gallons per year, per person. This number can also be reduced further by installing a low flow shower head, which can further reduce the water usage.
For many people, the thought of a 3 minute shower, does not seem out of reach. But individuals who have a great deal of hair to shampoo and condition along with shaving becomes a bit more difficult, but not impossible. You can turn off or restrict (shower shutoff valve) the flow of water during conditioning, lathering and shaving to conserve water. These few water saving tips will save you money and make you feel good about your impact on the environment.