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Looking to save even more water after you've installed a low-flow shower head? Consider trying two-minute Navy showers. The phrase Navy shower comes from showering on naval ships, where conservation of fresh water is important. The water savings can be significant: a typical 10 minute shower can use as many as 60 gallons of water (230 liters), whereas a Navy shower uses around three gallons (11 liters). Taking Navy showers for a year would save 15,000 gallons of water. Not ready to make such a commitment? Try a Navy shower every other time you shower.
To take a Navy shower:
- Turn on the water and wet your body.
- Turn off the water while you soap up and clean your body.
- Turn the water back on to rinse.
- Turn off the water while you shampoo.
- Turn on the water while you wash your hair.