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post #22 of Old 08-23-2013
copacabana
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Re: Water Useage/conservation Cruising

Good post Brian. Two gallons or so per person per day sounds about right to me as well. We have about 135 gallons in tanks and bring extra drinking water on board. The 4 of us have gone a month between refills, but we catch rainwater to keep the tanks full when we can. We all have a shower in fresh water at the end of the day as well as only use fresh for dish washing. Two things that really help us to conserve water are having only manual foot pumps for water and showering on deck with solar showers. Manual foot pumps help to meter the water you use and no one ever lets water run (pumping) while they brush their teeth or lather their hands. The solar shower works well for conserving water too. We each get our own solar bag to fill once a day (about a gallon each) and it has to do for the shower (no refills!).

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