Trying to save water? Try the Navy shower.
1. Turn on the water and take one minute to get wet.
2. Shut water off, lather body with soap.
3. Turn water back on to rinse for a minute.
The average shower takes about eight minutes and 20 gallons of water (at a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute). Adopting the Navy shower or a 3-minute shower technique uses about 7.5 gallons and saves over12 gallons per shower.