Water Conservation - While Showering

Intro: Water Conservation - While Showering

Months ago I took notice to article news about Earth having limited amounts of fresh water, and decreasing amounts useable by people and in cities of vast population. So I decided to try doing my part of water conservation. I added a shut off valve to my shower head so I could turn it off as I wash and reenable it to wash off. I've also noticed it lowered my water bill a bit, so I assume it helps 2 fold, 1 being financially for me, and 1 for the Earth and other inhabitants. I hope others can adopt this mind set and help ourselves and others as well. And the parts cost less than $5-10 with about 10-15 minutes time. Don't forget to use Teflon tape aka plumbers tape or plumbers putty.

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    mike713900

    3 years ago on Introduction

    And since then, I've seen this (and others) Bluetooth shower speaker which totally works AGAINST water conservation. If anything it'll distract you to use more water. I have a Bluetooth speaker in the corner of my countertop, no need for a 'shower speaker'. And once I've completed my typically quick shower I can still listen whilst I'm outside of the shower.

    Take a look see... ha

    http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Bathroom-New-Products-Moxie%E2%84%A2-Showerhead-+-Wireless-Speaker/content/CNT16200089.htm

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    Uncle Kudzu

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! I may try this, since my shower is a aggravating to turn on and off the way it's set up.

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    During my service years, shipboard we took "Navy Showers" to conserve fresh water. Simply this: water on, wet down, water off, soap up, water on, rinse, water off, get out. Took all of about 3 gallons or so. To this day I still shower that way, can't get used to letting the water run continuously during the ablution event.

    Since 1992 all showerheads sold in the United States have been required to flow at a rate of no more than 2.5 gallons per minute when the water is at 80 pounds per square inch of pressure (2.5 GPM MAX @ 80psi).