Green Tip #207: Take a Navy Shower

When you shower, turn off the water when you don’t need to be getting wet!  A simple concept that the Navy has been doing for a long time in order to conserve fresh water supplies while at sea.  A ten-minute shower takes as much as 230 L (60 U.S. gallons) of water, while a navy shower usually takes as little as 11 L (3 U.S. gallons); one person can save 56,000 L (15,000 U.S. gallons) per year.[1  The music festival we help run annually strongly urges the 1000 or so people who attend to take a type of navy shower to lessen strain on the well.  We’ve mentioned before that there is a growing trend to meter water use in households so saving water will save you money over time.

What do you think the pros and cons of taking a navy shower are?

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