You may be surprised to learn that the average person uses about 17 gallons of water during a 3 minute shower. That's enough water to fill up a small pool! If you're looking to conserve water, try shaving a few minutes off your shower time. You may be surprised at how much of a difference it makes.

How Much Water Is Used In A 3 Minute Shower?

How much water is used in a 10 minute shower? A typical 10 minute shower will use about 34 gallons of water.

How much water is used in a 30 minute shower? On average, people use around 100 gallons of water during a 30 minute shower.

Is A 3 Minute Shower Long Enough?

Showers can be one of the most efficient and effective ways to get clean. But how long should they last? A new study suggests that a three-minute shower may be all you need to get clean without wasting water.

Is a three minute shower long enough? According to a new study, it just might be. Researchers found that people were able to get clean with just three minutes in the shower, with no negative impacts on their hygiene. So if you're looking to save water, this may be the way to go!

How Do People Take 3 Minute Showers?

Just like anything, if you want to be efficient at something, you have to plan it. If you want to work on cutting down your water bill and you want to do that with 3 minute showers, here are some tips on how to achieve that.

  • Have everything you need already in the shower before you turn it on. That means your soap, washcloth, shampoo, conditioner, razor, toothbrush, body lotion, loofah, etc.
  • Have your towel in a very handy spot, again, before you turn on the shower.
  • Undress and get ready to step into the shower and THEN turn the shower on.
  • If your shower takes a long time to get hot enough for you to get in, consider installing a hot water recirculation system (speak to your plumber about this).

How Much Hot Water Does A Shower Use Per Minute?

If using a standard showerhead, the shower user will consume about 5.6 gallons of hot water per minute. If you take 3-minute showers, you will use up to 17 gallons of hot water.

A low flow shower head could of course save you some money.

On average, a water saving shower head (aka low flow shower heads) uses about 2 gallons per minute. The amount of money you save depends on how many showers are taken in your home and how long the showers are. Here in Atlanta's Cobb county, that savings could translate to anywhere from $40.00 to $200.00 per year. A low flow shower head can reduce your water usage up to 60%.


If you have any questions about how much water you use when you shower or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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