Letters to the Editor

Take ‘Navy’ showers

The drought has caused me to consider several methods to save water, which I learned about during another dry period in California, decades ago.

Has anyone heard of “Navy showers,” which originated on naval ships to conserve freshwater? The initial few seconds in the shower are used to get wet. Then the water is turned off while lathering with soap, and the rinsing off is just for a minute or less.

One may also conserve more water by collecting it in water jugs or pails while waiting for warm water, then using that cold water to flush toilets, rinse laundry or dishes, and for gardening. These small measures, when done by all SLO County residents, would vastly improve our water conservation.

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