How many gallons of water does an average shower use?

Question by houndgirl44: How many gallons of water does an average shower use?
I just recently moved into a town, and I have to pay for my water. This is rather strange to me, as I have always had a well. Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone has an estimate as to how many gallons of water are used for a normal shower. I am not talking an hour long here, I am talking get in, wash your hair and yourself and get out. Probably about 10 to 15 minutes.

Best answer:

Answer by Rebecca
The average shower problably takes a gallon per minute. It’s just a guesstimate though.

If you don’t want to pay for as much water, here are some hints.

When brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, get your toothbrush wet, turn the faucet off, put the toothpaste on, brush, and then turn the faucet back on to get the excess toothpaste out of your mouth.

When taking a shower, you can do what is called a “Navy Shower”. What you do is.

Turn on faucet, get your whole body wet.
Turn off the faucet.
Lather up everywhere. Hair, stomach, legs…you know, everywhere.
Then turn back on your faucet, and rinse.

This will take you a lot less time than 15 mins, and save you money in the long run!

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