Week 11 – Take Navy Showers

Thanks to the book “Sleeping Naked is Green”, I was exposed to the idea of navy showers.  When taking a navy shower, you turn the water off while soaping up.

If they can do it, so can I.

If they can do it, so can I.

I tried this a few times and realized it wasn’t bad; so now I will do it for every shower.  This means that I have the water on for a few seconds to get wet, turn the water off while I wash and shampoo, then turn the water back on to rinse off.  I timed a traditional shower vs a navy shower which showed a savings of 3.5 gallons of water with each navy shower.

Did you know that the average American uses 176 gallons of water per day?  You might not think that’s a lot of water, but imagine buying 176 gallons of water from the store.  That wouldn’t even fit in your car.  That’s a lot of water.    Studies in California found that each gallon of water takes 2 Watts of energy for treatment.  It all adds up!  With that in mind, I’m happy to know that I’m taking steps to reduce my water consumption.


7 thoughts on “Week 11 – Take Navy Showers

  1. I am doing it too and it is not that bad. I thought I would get cold, but that is not the case. It does seem senseless for the water to run while you shampoo. Thanks, Michelle for all the great ideas XOXO Mom.

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