A five-minute shower can use about a third of the water of a bath. A bath uses, on average, 60 litres of water. Even better, get a ‘shower timer’ to help you make sure you are not wasting too much water. By saving water you will be helping to ensure that there is a sustainable supply as well as protecting the wildlife of rivers and wetlands. You will also be reducing the energy needed for treating water, thereby lowering carbon emissions.