Climate change is affecting us all, and the impacts are accelerating, which means our fight against it has to keep pace.
We should all be trying to preserve and conserve water as we simply can’t live without it!
Many believe that showering uses less water than filling up a bathtub, but that all depends on how long you shower for!
According to the Environment Agency, a normal five-minute shower can use about a third of the water of a bath. However, power showers can use up 136 litres of hot water per scrub – that’s the equivalent of almost two baths (a bath uses about 60 litres of water).
A greener option is to use a water-efficient shower head that creates finer drops or by introducing air, this typically has a flow rate of between 4 and 9 litres per minute.
Another option is to cut your shower by just three minutes to help reduce your water footprint – especially if you are using a power shower!
A recent YouGov survey found the following showering habits of Britons:
- Half of Brits (49%) insist on having a shower or bath at least once a day
- One in twenty (6%) have a shower or bath several times in a day
- One in five (20%) go for 4 to 6 times a week – three quarters of Britons shower at least once every other day
The survey also showed Londoners are the most hygiene-obsessive region in the nation, with ten percentage points more likely than the national average to shower or bathe at least once a day (64% vs 54%).
There are many reasons why you should take shorter showers.
- You’ll save money on your energy bills
- You will have more time to do other things.
- By reducing your water consumption, you’ll be helping to save the planet.
The average 10-minute shower uses 50–75 gallons of water, so if you were to cut your shower time by just a few minutes, you could save 25 gallons. Or if you are brave, why not take a cold shower?
ShowerPart is an environmentally conscious business and encourages the efficient use of water and precious resources. We supply shower parts such as rollers, wheels and accessories, so people can repair their showers rather than replace a whole shower.
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