- In today’s world, the conservation of water has become a big concern
- When showering, consider taking shorter showers
- You may actually waste more water by showering that by taking a bath
Are you deciding between a bath or a shower? If you’re living in Salt Lake City or Park City, this decision usually comes down to personal preference. Either you like to lay back and relax in a nice bubble bath or you prefer the shorter bathing ritual provided by a shower. However, there are a few other aspects you should consider before installing either a shower or a bath.
In today’s world, the conservation of water has become a big concern. When choosing a bathtub or a shower, you might want to consider your water consumption. While every situation is different, it’s important to know that the average bathtub holds around 35 gallons of water, and the average shower head uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Depending on the lengths of your showers, you may actually waste more water by showering that by taking a bath.
Once you make your decision, there are still things you can do to reduce the amount of water you use. For example, don’t fill your bathtub all the way up. Remember, once you get into the bathtub, your body will displace some of the water and the water level will rise, making the bathtub appear more full.
When showering, consider taking shorter showers or even turning the shower off when washing or shaving and on again when it’s time to rinse. Additionally, if you’re not already using a low-flow shower head model, consider investing in one. The shower head you use can significantly reduce the amount of water you use.
Another overlooked cause of unnecessary water waste is leaks. As always, check your home for leaks and fix them as soon as they occur. Contact your local plumber for serious leaks or repairs you don’t feel comfortable fixing yourself. In general, it’s advised that you have your plumbing regularly checked by a professional. They can detect leaks that may not be noticeable to the untrained eye.