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How to Save Water By Taking a Shorter Shower

Watch more How to Go Green at Home videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Save water by taking a shorter shower; it's just a matter of learning to wash more efficiently. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Install a water-efficient showerhead. At about 2.5 gallons per minute, the showerhead will use less than 13 gallons for a five-minute shower—as compared to 30 to 50 gallons for a typical bath. Step 2: Time your shower. Right before you jump in, set the timer to five minutes. Step 3: Soap your limbs, wash your hair, shave your face, legs, whatever you like, and rinse. You'll be surprised how fast it goes if you don't dawdle. Tip Throw a bucket under the shower before turning it on. While you wait for hot water, you can collect water for your indoor plants. Step 4: To save even more water, turn it off while you lather up. Taking a so-called "navy shower" saves a lot of water—just make sure not to rub your eyes. Tip Short hair can be quicker and easier to wash than long tresses. Haircut, anyone? Step 5: Shower with a friend and cut the water you use in half. As the song says, "scrub the one you're with." Did You Know? You might be "too clean"—studies show an accumulation of some bacteria is healthy for your body, so it's actually better if you don't shower every day.
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