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Track and reduce your shower times to save water

Environmental Consumer

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In California, shortening showers is the most significant way for individuals to save water, after landscaping usage. ShowerCap helps you track and reduce your water usage from showers by challenging you to beat your time in the shower and informing you of your water savings! This site is still under active development and feedback from Good community members would be *very* appreciated

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  • Environmental Consumer

    Thanks changeofart - great strategies. Some of my family members also use that bucket in place of toilet flushes - each is a good strategy, I think.

  • changeofart

    Another water-saver for old houses like mine. If your water takes a while to warm up, run it into a bucket. Preferably, a nice looking one with a bit of a pout. Then, use the bucket to water plants inside & out. It's a really easy habit once you start.

  • changeofart

    "Navy showers!" (I hope there's no other meaning for this WWII water saver.)

    It's harder to do this in winter (especially this last year!) – but on/off showers are easy the rest of the year. (I'll bet my 90-year old dad is still doing this.)

    Get you & your head nice and wet, lather up your shampoo, then shut off the water while you clean your head. Turn it back on to rinse. If you use a conditioner, add that now, then wet & lather up your washcloth – and shut the water off. Your conditioner's working while you wash your body. One last rinse, and you've saved gallons & gallons.

    Bonus: In hot weather, there's a dramatic cooling effect when the water's off.