Take Five... the California Shower™
Why the ‘California Shower’?
- The length of the average shower is 11 minutes, and uses about 27.5 gallons of water per shower.
- Reducing your shower time to five minutes each day saves 5,475 gallons of water per person, per year.
- If all 38 million California residents took five minute showers, we'd save over 200 billion gallons annually.
- It's a community effort - if we all 'Take Five... the California Shower", we can survive this drought together!
5 Ways To ‘Take Five… the California Shower’
- Download a five minute song on your phone and play it while showering
- Use a wind-up kitchen timer set to five minutes
- Set the alarm on your phone for five minutes
- Count to 300 Mississippi's (not very accurate though!)
- Use a professional shower timer like the iMShowerSmart - it alerts you when the shower is the right temperature, when it's time to shower, rinse and then shut the shower off.
How You Can Help Spread The Word
- Join the initiative and 'Like' our Facebook page here.
- Copy the Take Five badge above and use it as your profile picture
- Tweet each time you 'Take Five... the California Shower' with #takefive or #thecaliforniashower
- Challenge your friends to commit to taking a 'California Shower' every day for 2 weeks
- Calculate your water & energy savings and post or tweet the total saved every day
- Showers at your business? Post one of our "Take Five... the California Shower' plaques.
- Get your gym or yoga studio to install professional shower timers and Take Five plaques