Shower or bath which uses less water?
If you are like us, you might have asked yourself is it more eco-friendly to take a shower or a bath? Search no more, today you'll learn if team shower or team bath is better for the planet.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons. Five minutes might be too quick in our clock, let's be honest, us babes probably take up to 15 minutes which entails 30 to 75 gallons.
A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water making shower the best option in terms of water usage. Unless you plan on taking a shower longer than 20 minutes (for those mornings when you can't seem to wake up), a shower is a better choice when it comes to using less water.
Here are some tips to help you reduce your water usage:
- You can conserve water by using a water-saving showerhead that uses no more than 2 gallons of water per minute.
- You can reduce the amount of time spent under the shower.
- When taking a bath, only fill up the tub to the minimal level you’ll need to get your body wet and washed.