Go military style today and take a 3 minute shower to conserve water. Current standard shower heads use 2.5 gallons of water per minute. If you have a water efficient shower head, the amount will obviously be lower, possibly 2 gallons per minutes. With a standard shower head, taking a ten minute shower uses 25 gallons of water as opposed to 7.5 gallons for a 3 minute shower… or even a 5 minute shower that is 12.5 gallons.
The difference is an even greater difference if there are several of you under one roof. For a family of four, if each person took a 10 minute shower, it adds up to 100 gallons of water to bath 4 bodies, as opposed to 30 gallons. Imagine if a family did that for a full year? Four people at 10 minute showers adds up to 36,500 gal per yr. If those same four people took a 3 minute shower, it would only be 10,950 gallons… saving 25,000 gallons per yr. (to give you an idea, that is 5,000 more gallons than the amount of water than fits into a 30′ Round pool at 44″ water height).
Coming soon… take a cold shower to conserve energy… haha ;).