Thursday, July, 23, 2009

Navy Showers

Filed under: my stuff — mete23 @ 9:25 am

Navy shower is a showering method that saves a lot of water. Obviously, this form of showering originated from the naval ships where fresh water was scarce. I think most of their showers were cold too.

The steps:

1. Turn on Water

2. Wet Body

3. Turn off water

4. Soap up and Scrub

5. Turn back on the water and Rinse off

6. Turn off water

Crew members did this in 2 minutes. Now people are doing this to conserve water.

A 10-minute shower uses up 230 L (60 Gallons) of water. (That’s 11+ Jerry cans?!) I use to take 20-minute showers. A 2-minute one only uses 11L (3 Gallons) of water. When I was in Uganda, I don’t even think I used up 11L (more than half a Jerry can) but we took longer than 2-minutes showers. Now, I don’t think I can take 2-minute showers, more like 5-minute Navy showers.



  1. its ironic that you wrote about this today–i usually take like 35 min showers and i leave the water running while i soap and last night i was showering and was like…this is A LOT of wasted water! im not even standing under the shower head! And i actually turned it off…

    pseudo navy status

    im gonna try doing that more

    Comment by Shipra — Thursday, July, 23, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

  2. it gets mad cold when you turn off the shower.

    Comment by kungfucianism — Saturday, July, 25, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

  3. reminds me of those ultrafast showers we did the last time I went to new orleans…

    Comment by chewkinyan — Sunday, August, 23, 2009 @ 9:42 am

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