Shower Coach

Shower Coach

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Regina Yunghans
Jul 7, 2009

Showering at a friend's home recently, I spotted something different in their shower: an hourglass. It's the "Shower Coach", a five-minute timer made to help minimize water consumption in the shower. When you turn the water on, you simply rotate the hourglass to start the countdown. Five minutes later, the sand has run out and showertime should be winding down...

It really helped me see where I stand against the timer's five-minute goal. I thought I was a pretty conservative shower-er, but unfortunately my typical shower doesn't make the five-minute cut. With an hourglass timer at home, I think I could "train" myself to speed it up in the name of water conservation. How about you? How long is your typical shower? Would an hourglass in the shower help you to kick any wasteful showering habits?

My friends got their "Shower Coach" through the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

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