How to Reduce Water Usage to Live Greener? Police Your Shower Hog Plus 5 More Great Water Conservation Tips

Shower timers are an easy way to police your shower hog but check out more tips to conserve water below

It's time to tame your shower hog!

I don't know about you, but in our house, we have a shower hog.  She regularly takes half hour showers which I am sure go a little bit like this...

Funny? Heck yeah. Eco-friendly?  Not so much

Did you know that a full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water but taking a short five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons. Put a cute timer or clock near your shower so that your shower hogs can conserve water by the simple reminder to take shorter showers. There are tons to choose from to help kids get in the conservation game but a any timer will work to help get the message across.

I am getting the cloud for my shower hog!

Save even more water, and money on your water bill, with these 5 great water conservation tips

  1. Install a water-efficient showerhead, or ask your landlord to install one if you rent.
  2. Fix those Leaks! American homeowners can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year because of drippy faucets, running toilets, and other common household leaks. 
  3. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  4. Forget the garbage disposal and put your food waste in the compost bin instead.  Check out these 5 Simple Steps to Compost Mania to get started.
  5. Put a pitcher of water in the fridge instead of running the tap until the water is cold.
Love to hear your tips!!  Please leave them in the comments below.  :)

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Source: EPA


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