Use a shower timer

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Description

A shower timer helps you save time, energy, water, and money by tracking how much time you spend running the shower and getting into the habit of taking shorter showers.

A typical shower uses about 20 liters or 5 gallons of water per minute. If you shorten it by even just 2 minutes, you can cut your water use by 40 liters or 10 gallons. Multiply that over a year and it adds up to something meaningful!

It takes a lot of energy to supply and then heat the water we use; thus, the conservation of water helps supports our environment. A shorter shower saves on water taken from the natural environment, on the energy to transport it, treat it, and then to heat it at your home. You can help reduce the waste of this precious resource by making a simple change.

A timer helps tremendously by giving you a check on how much time you are spending in the shower. This in turn saves water, lowers bill payments, and saves energy - which is especially important if do not yet use clean renewable energy.

Tips

• Do not let this action interfere with the enjoyment of your shower. It is important you feel clean and refreshed afterwards. This is simply about helping you recognize how you might improve your routines and life.

• Any simple timer can help you keep track of how much time you are in the shower. For example, the timer on your phone or a kitchen cooking timer. Plus, there are even waterproof shower timers if you need that. Check for used options online.

• If you want to go to the extreme to further reduce water consumption, try turning the water off while soaping. And if you shave in the shower - turn off water while you shave.

• Finally, avoid leaving the shower running for long periods of time before showering.

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