Cut shower time and save a lot

06/21/2014 12:00 AM

06/19/2014 5:20 PM

This is part of a weekly feature in Home & Garden, highlighting ways residents can save water.

•  Take shorter showers. You’ve heard this one before, but it really adds up in a hurry. By cutting daily shower time from 10 minutes down to five minutes, you can save 60 to 120 gallons every shower, depending on your sprayhead. Multiply that by two adults and you could be saving 43,000 to 86,000 gallons a year. That’s enough to fill the average swimming pool two to four times.

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– Debbie Arrington

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