Domestic DIY
Showering vs Bucket Bath




It is estimated that most people use about 50 litres of water for a bath i.e. 2 buckets of water approximately. A low-flow (normally used at homes across India) shower-head uses about 3.5 litres a minute, or 35 litres for a 10-minute shower. A standard shower-head uses 5 litres a minute, or 50 litres for 10 minutes. Also, a hot shower in the winter or a cold shower in the summer will help in calming your nerves and is more effective as it covers a greater surface area than bucket-baths. Also, it is more effective in removing soap off your body as you have water flowing down with greater force and less mechanical work. Thus, the shower saves water - as long as you don't go past the 9.5 minutes mark. The shorter the shower, the greater the savings.

Alternatively, take the Bucket Bath Challenge

Can you finish your bath by using just one bucket, i.e. 25 litres of water? Let us know your views.
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