According to Crunchy Domestic Goddess, the length of the average shower is about eight minutes. By shortening that to five minutes, you can reduce the amount of water that you use by nearly one-third, or roughly 10 gallons per day!
Even if you’re not into a green lifestyle, most of us are always on the lookout for ways to help us save time and money. Saving 10 gallons of water a day would surely be noticeable on your water bill—it’s like a coupon that you can use every day! You’ll also free up some time that can come in handy during hectic mornings. If your showers are usually around 15 minutes long, reducing that time to five minutes will leave you with an extra 10 minutes to spend lavishing affection on Fido, frothing your soy latte, or loading up your slow cooker with veggie goodies that will later be served up as dinner.
So, how to track these precious shower minutes? Try using a timer. Any old kitchen timer will do, but these days, timers are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes that range from Hello Kitty to those that are designed specifically for use in the shower. Check out more water-saving shower tips.