Q: Dear Owlie, 
Since we are in a drought, I have reduced the amount of time I spend in the shower.  Although I’ve reduced the time, I still feel as if I’m wasting water.  What shower tips do you have to help me continue saving water while showering?
Sincerely, 
Water Preserving Bather
 

A: Dear Water Preserving Bather

I am glad you have shortened your showers to cut back your water use.  There are plenty of water-saving shower tips to use, but I have a few recommendations.  Some tips include: as you wait for the shower water to heat up, place a bucket in the shower to collect the cold water and reuse it, and install water-saving showerheads that use 2.5 gallons per minute, which can save you thousands of gallons per month.  These tips can help you save water even while showering.  For more water-saving tips, visit www.ieua.org.

Good luck with your water-saving showers, 
Owlie