Sing in the shower and conserve water

babyWe’ve all heard the phrase take a shorter shower – but how long should your shower be? The Metropolitan Water District in Southern California wants to help you nail down that time with a special Pandora music station designed to let you sing a tune and conserve water.

Aimed at fighting the ongoing drought, the station has a collection of water-inspired songs like Blind Melon’s “No Rain” and Bruce Springsteen’s “The River” on an endless loop. Just a quick cue of the playlist and you’ll know exactly when it’s time to dry off.

To access the playlist, users should search for “Water Lovers Playlist” in the “create a station box.”

But why use a timer for your shower? On average, a shower uses about 5 gallons of water per minute. If you take a 15-minute shower, that’s 75 gallons of water. Since most people like hot showers, every minute you cut back also saves you on heating costs – double savings!

Regardless of whether your area is suffering from a drought, water conservation is important in every community. So the next time you grab a shower, throw on some tunes and conserve water and energy!