Do you prefer a shower or a bath? Both are valid ways to get clean, but is one way better than the other? Does one do a better job of cleaning the body? Does one save more water?
Which Saves More Water?
An average bath tub holds 35 gallons of water. Bathers will usually fill it to about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way, or about 25 gallons.
For showers, showerheads emit about 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Unless your showers average more than 10 minutes, showers beat baths in the water-saving department.
With showers, you can save even more water by using a low-flow showerhead. We highly recommend these; our residential plumbers install them all the time for homeowners. Our commercial plumbers do the same for public facilities, including hotel and locker room shower stalls. Continue Reading →