Does a Bath or Shower Save More Water?

It’s time to answer one of your questions. We were asked “Does having a bath or shower save more water?” and felt the need to respond.

Many people already know the answer to this question and may think it obvious. For those who don’t know or are unsure though, then knowing whether a bath or shower saves more water could affect your daily water savings or considerations when purchasing a bathroom suite.

Basically yes a bath does use more water in comparison to shower.

Knowing this is important because of the extent of water savings you could be making. The Environment Agency states that a five minute shower uses about a third of the water of a bath – and can save 50 litres every time.

Why is it important to save water?

Wasting water is not only costly, it’s bad for the environment.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, on average, hot water use is responsible for over a fifth of a home’s carbon footprint and makes up five per cent of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions.


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