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How many liters of water does a shower use?

A:

The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons of water for every shower, according to Home-Water-Works.org. The average shower lasts for 8.2 minutes, and the shower has a flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute.

Tips for saving water include paying close attention to the length of a shower and turning it off while soaping up skin and shampooing the hair. A shower does not need to be longer than five minutes. Additionally, replacing a shower head can also be an effective way to save water in the home. Newer shower heads commonly have a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute.


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