How long do you take in the shower?
Submitted by Strive2Be.
I'm a good country girl. I grew up on a farm with tank water so we were always aware of the importance of water conservation. Three minute showers for us and never a bath. At least we weren't one of those families that put a bit of water in the bath then all the kids used it, one after the other. Youngest to oldest. I had a friend who was the oldest in a family that did that. When I had a sleepover there I hated getting in that murky lukewarm water.
I've passed the three minute rule on to my kids now. I can't understand people who stand under a shower for ten or 15 minutes. They don't seem to understand the importance of saving our water supply. They're probably the same ones who will kick up a fuss when they have to start drinking treated effluent in the future.
We are under very strict water restrictions here anyway – as are most of NSW – due to a long drought. We are living in a time where you can get bashed to death for watering your lawn (as happened in Sydney last year).
So here is a photo of my shower. As you can see I take water conservation very seriously. When we shower we stand in that bucket then put the water on the garden.
Just kidding - no, we recently pulled the bath out and just have a shower now. I was sick of stepping over a bath to get to the shower plus they are a massive waste of water. Baths should be banned.