26Aug

How to Not Waste Water in the Shower

efficient showerheadCan you imagine going to work or school without showering? Unless you’re the type who abhors water, a shower is absolutely a very necessary part of your day. One thing about showers, however, is that they also waste a lot of water. To get an idea how much water goes to waste with every shower, a typical shower uses up to 94 litres or even more, depending on how long you stay under it.

If you’re on a mission to conserve water at home, the shower would be a good place to start. Here are some of the things you can do to not waste water in the shower.

Install a more efficient showerhead

A standard showerhead uses up 15 to 25 litres of water per minute. On the other hand, a more efficient showerhead, one which carries a Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) rating, uses as little as 6 or 7 litres per minute. And that’s just for a water efficient showerhead with three stars. The higher the star rating, the more efficient the showerhead is. Install water efficient showerhead now, and see your utility bills drop by as much as 25 per cent.

While you’re at it, install water efficient faucets and fixtures too. The WELS scheme, after all, also covers all plumbing products.

Go for shorter showers

If your typical shower lasts four minutes or so, then you typically use up some 75 to 150 litres of water every single time you step into that part of your bathroom. Can you imagine the water used up by people who spend 20 minutes or even longer under the shower? Simply put, the longer you shower, the more water you waste. So if you’re really serious about not wasting water in the shower, you and all the members of your household have to take shorter showers.

Turn the shower off when not in use

Some people have this very wasteful habit of letting the shower run even though they’re still soaping up or shampooing. Litres upon litres of water go to waste with every minute you let this happen. Being under the showerhead doesn’t mean you have to let water run all the time. Soaping and shampooing don’t require a lot of water, so turn that shower off while you’re still lathering yourself up. You might be surprised at how much water you’ll be saving when the utility bill for the month arrives.

Come up with a good water savings strategy

Ultimately, not wasting water in the shower is just one small part of an overall water savings strategy. And, more often than not, you are going to need the help of a professional plumber to get that water savings strategy right. After all, they are the ones who are familiar with your home’s plumbing system. The professional plumbers at Beez Neez Plumbing can help you with that, and more. Give Beez Neez a call, and they won’t waste anytime sending its highly skilled and experienced team of plumbing professionals to your home.