Back in Tip 14 we discussed ways to conserve water when taking showers. We also mentioned that typically showers are better for the environment than baths because they use less water. However, we recognize there are plenty of bath lovers out there, so here are some ways to make your bath have less of an impact on the environment:
Limit the number of baths you take each month. According to this calculation 12 showers saves enough water for 1 bath. If you only take only one bath a month, you can let go of your “bath” guilt. (We aren’t big on guilt here anyway—as long as you are reevaluating and improving your personal choices, you are on the right path to living a life that is reducing your impact on the environment!)
Limit the water you use for baths. This means filling it halfway or less. If there are teenagers in the house who live for their looooong showers, maybe a “limited” bath is a great way to solve a problem while saving some water.
Have siblings share baths. If you have more than one child in the house, consider using the same bath water for both/all kids. They can bathe at different times, but just don’t have them drain the water until everyone is done with their bath.
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