Wet, wet, wet
National shower week (no, not five days of wet weather but the device of the bathroom) is here again! It seems like only yesterday we were singing the praises of the water saving cleaning mechanism to ourselves in the, err shower.
Always eager for the truth, here are the figures from the press release: “110,000 gallons of water are used by the average UK resident in a year: a typical bath uses 30 gallons, whereas a standard shower head will use only 15 gallons if it flows for 5 minutes.
“If everyone in the UK who owns a shower used it instead of bathing, they would save 693 million litres of water a day, enough to fill over 346 thousand Olympic-sized swimming pools.”
But wait a minute, much as we all love a good shower, if you go over 10 minutes you’re actually wasting water - and that’s if you don’t have a power shower. And at least with a both those 30 gallons can be used for a good soak for a number of people - or in our rush to save the planet have we forgotten about austerity? A bath used to be used by kids, mom, then dad (there is a pecking order of cleanliness), then the water could be used on the plants, or filling those swimming pools we hear so much about.
National Shower Week starts on July 15 (tee hee, not really - that’s St Swithin’s Day). But really, the wet week is from April 16 to 22.
Posted by Cptn
April 3rd, 2007