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What wastes more water, A Shower or a Bath?

As a plumbing customer, you may be wondering whether taking a shower or a bath wastes more water. This is a common question, and the answer may surprise you. In this blog, we will explore the differences between taking a shower and a bath and which one uses more water. We will also provide some tips on how to conserve water in your bathroom.

To start, let’s look at the numbers. On average, taking a bath uses between 35 and 50 gallons of water, while a 10-minute shower with a low-flow showerhead uses about 25 gallons of water. This means that taking a bath typically uses more water than taking a shower. However, the amount of water used can vary depending on several factors, including the size of your bathtub, the flow rate of your showerhead, and the length of your shower.

One thing to consider is that a bath may be more relaxing and enjoyable for some people, which may lead them to spend more time in the tub and use more water. In contrast, a shower may be more convenient and quicker, which can result in less water usage overall.

So, if you’re looking to conserve water, taking a shower with a low-flow showerhead is generally the better option. A low-flow showerhead can reduce your water usage by up to 50% while still providing adequate water pressure. Additionally, consider turning off the water while you lather up with soap or shampoo to save even more water.

Another way to conserve water is to consider installing a WaterSense-certified toilet and faucet. These fixtures use less water per flush or use, which can result in significant water savings over time.

In conclusion, while taking a bath may be more enjoyable for some, taking a shower with a low-flow showerhead is generally the better option when it comes to conserving water. Remember to consider your fixtures, habits, and behaviors to reduce your water usage and save money on your utility bill.

Categories: Green Plumbing Choices,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: July 11, 2023 at 2:16 pm