There are two different types of people in the world, those who prefer baths and those who prefer showers. To some, nothing is better than being submerged in hot water, with your feet up, surrounded by candles, but to others there is nothing like standing in the shower, with your eyes closed, under the stream of hot water. Truly there is no wrong or right answer but what does it come down to in terms of water conservation?
Lets talk about how much water the average shower or bath consumes. Now, as we know every scenario can be different depending on different things such as, tub size. Since they are not all the same some tubs may hold more water than others. Or the type of shower head you have, every head dispense’s water at a different speed. Then of course there are differences such as how high you fill your tub with water, all the way up or just half way? Or how long your shower is. Every one of these things play a huge part in this.
However, as always, there are averages. The average bath tub can hold 35 gallons of water yet we assume it is filled with only 25 gallons considering you still have to have room to get in the water. The average shower head dispenses 2.5 gallons of water every minute.
So in conclusion, if you take a shower that lasts longer than 10 minutes you are more likely to waste water versus taking a bath. Furthermore if you take a shower in under 10 minutes then taking a bath ends up being more wasteful. Ultimately there is no right or wrong answer, and it all comes down to personal preference.
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