Take Shorter Showers

Shorter Showers

The average American uses 25,300 gallons of water a year (69.3 gallons daily). In 2008, BU used approximately 388 million gallons of water. This translates into 11,600 gallons per person. You can help reduce the waste of this precious resource by making simple changes in your daily routine. An average shower uses about 5 gallons of water per minute. If you shorten your shower by 2 minutes, you can cut your water use by 10 gallons. You can further reduce your water consumption by turning the water off while soaping.

Sustainability Poster 11-03 Shower