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ECO TIP #3 – Reduce your Water consumption in the Shower

The bathroom can be a huge source of wasted water in any household but it's also one of the easiest places to make water conservation a habit. Did you know that for a standard shower head, every minute wasted equates to 2.5 gallons of water?

An average shower is normally 8 minutes so that equates to 20 gallons of water being wasted every shower taken and now multiply that by 2 times a day! On top of wasting huge amounts of water, having hot showers also use plenty of energy, increasing your carbon footprint.

These useful bathroom tips for water conservation will help reducing your shower water usage and lower that monthly water bill:

- Lower your Shower Time. By shortening our shower, we can have drastic impacts positively on the environment. Even a reduction of a minute will make a big impact!

- Avoid leaving water running. It is common for most people to leave the water running while you shampoo or while you are soaping up. Instead of letting the shower run, turn it off while lathering up and washing your hair. If it’s annoying to have to constantly readjust the temperature, look for shower heads with quick shut off valves.

- By choosing a low-flow shower head, this can be greatly beneficial in reducing water wastage in the bathroom. Can be normally found online, here is a little list of the best ones (…/low-flow-showerheads.html).

Another tip that can be used is to create a Shower Playlist. All you need is one or two of your favorite tunes and try to finish showering before the music ends. This will be definitely increase your showering pace, the aim is to set a list that runs fewer than eight minutes long, which is the average time for a shower in the most countries. Each minute you can cut saves water and energy!

With these changes, you'll end up saving money on your electricity and water bill plus doing

the planet a favor!

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