Smooth operator

A couple of years ago, after realizing just how much water ran down the drain (~ 26 gallons, based on national average shower head flow of 2.6 gallons per minute and 10 minutes to shave), I stopped shaving my legs in the shower.  26 gallons is a lot of perfectly good water to waste.  My new method uses a lot less water and is also a lot easier, because I don’t have to get in odd positions to keep the leg I’m shaving out of the water stream less all of the shaving cream wash off before I finish.  Instead, I fill the sink or a small container (should hold ~ 4 cups of water) with warm water and use that to wet my leg as well as rinse out the razor while I’m shaving.  I empty the container and get fresh water when I switch legs.  Once I’m finished shaving, I just splash a little fresh water on each leg (or use a wash cloth).

Make this simple switch to save 20+ gallons of water every time you shave your legs.  You’ll also save on your utility bill because all of the water you’re saving had to be heated first.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Green Ideas. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Smooth operator

  1. Pingback: Hair removal — a self-conscious nonconformist’s perspective | Her Green Life

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s