Showering is one of the main sources to water waste from private residents. Small changes to your daily routine you can save huge amounts of water, without compromising on personal hygiene. On the contrary, water efficiency is all about conscious consumption of resources and try and reduce unnecessary wastage. Still, most of us waste a lot more water than we need to.  In fact, you can save up to 22 thousand liters of water every year by implementing a few simple changes.

Here’s four easy ways to save water in the shower:

  1. Take shorter showers. Yes, the duration of the shower has a direct effect on water usage. An ordinary shower uses more than 12 liters of water per minute. In other words, if you reduce your daily shower from 10 minutes to 5, you'll cut your water consumption with 22 thousand liters every year. For a family of four this would save more than 87 thousand liters of water a year. That’s a lot!
  2. Turn water off while applying soap. A trick that would actually help you reduce the duration of the shower is to turn off the water while lathering and shampooing. This is completely wasted water, and should be quite easy to reduce.
  3. Change your habits. Do you tend to turn on the shower and leave the water running, waiting for it to heat up? Normally it would only take seconds before the water reaches your desired temperature, but many people still go and do other things while the water keeps running for minutes. Changing this bad habit could save you both water consumption and energy.
  4. Install an ECO shower in your home. There’s no doubt that showering is an important part of everyday life. Hence, making small changes to your routine will result in big differences when it comes to water consumption. One of the simplest ways to save both water and energy is to install an ECO-smart solution. Do you remember the old ECO-showers where water pressure felt like standing in drizzling rain? Well, the new generation are nothing like that! But they still saves loads of water. Whereas the standard hand shower uses an average of 12 liters/minute, an Oras Apollo Eco hand shower limits the water flow to only 7 liters/minute. That's 25 liters saved for every five minutes of showering.

Water is one of the most valuable resources we have, make sure you don't waste more than necessary. Read more tips on how to save water at home here.

We are proud of Oras being the Europe leading manufacturer of water saving touchless faucets– also for private homes! Check out our selection here!

For more information of Oras shower product range, check out our product selection. 

Subscribe to get more tips,
trends and guides
mail Subscribe now

Related articles

Explore the latest stories and insights from the Oras world.

chevronLeftCircle All articles
How to save water and energy in the shower
14.04.2021

How to save water and energy in the shower

Shorter showers are one of the most efficient ways to save water in the bathroom. They can help you save energy too. Here’s how a few good habits and investing in smart technology can cut water...

chevronLeftCircle Read more
Top 8 reasons black faucets are here to stay
22.03.2021

Top 8 reasons black faucets are here to stay

As with many interior design trends, we often wonder how long they are able to stick around. Yet, when it comes to black, its classy and elegant appeal sticks over the long run — whether it’s for...

chevronLeftCircle Read more
Leaks, squeaks and drips: is it time repair or replace your faucet?
16.03.2021

Leaks, squeaks and drips: is it time repair or replace your faucet?

Does your washbasin or ktitchen faucet suddenly squeak, or does it keep leaking despite multiple efforts to fix it? If you’re in doubt on whether a simple fix will solve the problem, or if your...

chevronLeftCircle Read more

Sign up for our newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list and get our latest content to your inbox. Monthly, we provide you with our best insights, tips, news and more.