Water conservation doesn’t have to mean you sacrifice your showering experience.
Based on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the average American consumes between 80 and 100 Gallons of water each day with showering being the 2nd most frequent culprit – following cleaning the toilet.
Although switching to a low-flow showerhead is the best way to conserve water, it’s hardly the only method that shower lovers would adhere to.
This is why we came up with five ways to conserve water without using a low-flow showerhead. Saving water can not only be fun but can also enhance your showering experience.
You can play Some Music!
Before you step into the shower, make a playlist that matches your preferred length of the shower. Choose one or two songs you love with a duration of five minutes in length.
After the playlist has ended then you’ll know it’s time to leave the shower.
Make sure to stick to a few songs, or you’ll end up grooving in the bath for a lot longer than you originally planned to.
Stop Tub Spouts Waste
If you own a shower and tub combination and you have a shower, water will begin to flow from the tub spout prior to you redirecting into the shower.
As opposed to showerheads tub spout doesn’t have any flow limiter, and it can release up to 10-20 gallons each minute of unneeded shower water.
By directing the flow of water immediately towards the shower, you’ll conserve considerable amounts of water and not alter the experience of showering.
Because you’re already at the end of the bath, following the first step shouldn’t be difficult to follow.
Set Up An Thermostatic Valve
We are able to be quite particular about the temperature of our shower water as we get ready to take a shower. A majority of people switch to shower mode and allow it to run for a few minutes to allow it to warm before they step into the shower.
The most common thing is that we begin doing other things to prepare for the early morning chaos and then the shower dumps out more water than we need.
We are introducing the Thermostatic Shut-Off Valve that automatically shuts off! What do you think!? It’s an entire full of words. The device connects between the shower arm and the showerhead. It will shut off the water when it reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you’re at the point of entering you can pull down the release cord, and the water will begin to flow at a pleasant, hot temperature.
It’s true that if you cut one minute off your shower time it will save you between 2 and Gallons, depending on how old your shower head is. See how awesome this shower adapter looks in our YouTube tutorial.
Reducing the Flow You’re Lathering Up
As we lather up, we are prone to get away from the water flow. This is an excellent opportunity to conserve some water when showering. Instead of letting the water run into the drain, it is possible to stop the water’s flow temporarily without shutting off the water by the valve.
It can be accomplished by making use of a flow reducer valve, or a showerhead equipped with pause control. A flow reduction valve is easily added to the showerhead you already have or even a brand new one.
It can be used for any handheld rain, fixed, or handheld showerhead. All you need to do is connect the valve to the shower arm (or the hose) and then connect your shower head that you already have to the valve to reduce flow.
Cold Water Therapy
If you’re looking for a challenge and want to try something new, give the cold water shower a go. It’s increasingly widely used by a self-help group. It’s not just a fantastic opportunity to energize yourself at the beginning of the day and helps you to tackle the difficult issues that might confront you during the day.
What could be more daunting than getting up from a cozy, warm bed and stepping into an icy cold shower?
You could take the entire cold-water shower or you can lower the temperature at the conclusion of the bath to get leaving the shower more quickly. We suggest doing this early in the morning because the benefits are more potent!