According to wiki, a typical ten minute shower uses up to 60 gallons of water. This means that the water tank of a boat or RV it will run out after just one shower. Therefore, we will have to adopt some kind ofnavy blue shower


What I don’t like about the Marina showers is having to turn the water off again to lather up. I’m just not ready for that kind of self-imposed discomfort in the morning. Therefore, I have devised a different type of system.

I took an empty shampoo bottle and filled it with water. Before turning on the water, this is used to wet my hair, after which I can use the shampoo. Then I turn on the water. Compared to a Navy shower, this means I only turn the water on once (filling the shampoo bottle doesn’t count

🙂 ).  This works because being an office goofball I don't get dirty and therefore no need for large scale scrubbing or soaping.

For now I’m interested in seeing if this actually saves us water. I’m also interested to see if DW will balk, take it as a challenge, or just ignore my heroism.


Shower “fascism” seems to be a popular choice for people who save money and usually ends up with massive disagreements even though they don’t actually save much money(**). One thing I have found is that if you want, you will find solutions to make it work. If you don’t want it, you’ll find excuses why it wouldn’t work. This leaves you with no solutions and failure is like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
(**) Saves non-renewable groundwater resources over 15,000 gallons a year, but we are a couple of decades away from “peak water”, so water is still cheap. Therefore, to save money, it makes much more sense to focus on the size of the house and the size of the car first.
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