Here's an easy way to cut your water and energy bills: cut your shower time. A Sailor Shower will do just that. See, fresh water is in limited supply on the high seas, so Sailors have to be quick and efficient. It's simple: Water On- get wet. Water Off- lather up. Water On- rinse. Here's another tip: use a bucket to catch that cold water when you first turn on the faucet. I'll tell you next time what I do with that water.
Savings: $7.80 per month.
Math: A low flow shower head uses about 2 gallons per minute (the average showerhead uses 4). Where I live, 2 gallons of cold water costs about 1.5 cents. I have a 40 gallon electric water heater, which costs about 75 cents to heat. So, a ten minute shower (20 gallons) costs roughly 52 cents. If I only run the water for 5 minutes, it will cost about 26 cents. 26 cents * 30 days = $7.80 per month.
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