If you want to see a ridiculous debate just Google Bath vs. Shower and read your heart out.
If you don’t feel like Googling right now here is the TL;DR version of Bath vs. Shower
“Oh hey baths are bad you use more water than a shower.”
“No way! Showers use way more water than baths do!”
“You can’t measure that!”
“Just plug the tub when having a shower and you’ll see!”
“I don’t have a tub so there!”
In this “green” age perhaps the old bath vs. shower debate should be something you at least consider. However, responsible water consumption is completely controllable whichever method of self cleaning you choose. Here’s how: Don’t use more water than you need.
No, really. Be efficient. Take short showers. Plug the tub as soon as you turn the water on. Stuff like that.
So whatever. Just like you don’t leave outside doors open when the heat is on or lights on when you’re not in a room (…) etc. etc. make sure to only use as much water as you need for a comfortable—yet green—bath/shower.
Oh, and here are a few stats from Natural Geographic’s article Water Conservation Tips.
- If you keep your shower to seven minutes under a low-flow shower head you’ll use 53 litres or less
- If you take a 10 minute shower you’ll use about 80 litres of water…which is about as much as you’d use for a bath
- Every time you shave minutes off your use of hot water, you also save energy and keep dollars in your pocket
They also have a handy water usage calculator if you’re curious about your family’s water consumption.