More than half of all indoor water use takes place in the bathroom. With so much water being used, there are easy ways to save both water and money. A common debate is which uses more water—a shower or a bath?
You may think that baths are more eco-friendly because water doesn't run the entire time. But have you ever thought about how much water it takes to fill a bathtub?
Generally, taking a shower uses less water than a full bath. A standard showerhead flows at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute. This means that a ten-minute shower only uses 25 gallons of water. A full bath can use up to 50 gallons of water. Using these numbers, a shower will use less water in most cases.