Taking a bath uses more water than doing the laundry or washing the dishes. It is equivalent to almost 200 cups of coffee! Check out this infographic of a day in the life of Tammy – watch out for the metric system: think 4 liters per gallon.
Which uses less energy: taking a shower or taking a bath?
It depends. An average bath takes 30-50 gallons of water. Older showers often have showerheads that pump out nearly five gallons of water per minute. A new model, with a flow restrictor, can cut that rate in half. So, a large 50 gallon bathtub would be equivalent to a 10 minute shower in an older shower, or a 20 minute shower in a newer model.
Test this yourself by timing your shower, and comparing it to the size of your tub.