How much water could I save if I showered every other day?



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    On average, 2 gallons of water is used per minute during a shower.  So the amount used and the amount saved can be calculated depending on how long you shower.  So, if you shower for 10 minutes every day for 10 days then you use 2x10x10=200 gallons.  If you were to shower every other day, then it’ll be 2x10x5=100 gallons and thereby saving 100 gallons of water.

    According to the USGS, they use the following numbers to calcuate water usage:

    Bath: 50 gallons
    Shower: 2 gallons per minute
    Teeth brushing: 1 gallon
    Hands/face washing: 1 gallon
    Face/leg shaving: 1 gallon
    Dishwasher: 20 gallons/load
    Dishwashing by hand: 5 gallons/load
    Clothes washing (machine): : 10 gallons/load
    Toilet flush: 3 gallons
    Glasses of water drunk: 8 oz. per glass (1/16th of a gallon)

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