Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
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Re: Water Useage/conservation Cruising
Several have mentioned the use of fresh water for flushing a toilet. I can't imagine the use of fresh water to move sewage when you're trying to conserve water. Also, many speak of showering. We never "shower" when we are conserving fresh water. After bathing in salt water, a cup of fresh water is carefully poured from our head down, - maybe a second cup for those with long hair. I like aeventyr60's & MarkofSeaLife's use of the spray bottle. Some assumed use of water just makes no sense at all,- why would you need to run water over your toothbrush before putting it in your wet mouth? Now I must admit, when we are picking up water every few days, we are showering freely and washing dishes when rinse water flowing down the drain, but 1.7 gallons/day/person is easy in conservation mode.
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