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DON'T shower more then 5min!
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Lala has one hour long showers, so...
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I have a five minute hourglass in the shower It sticks on the wall.
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I can shower 5 minutes easy.

But a long, 15-20 minute shower is so nice and soothing. So I would probably flip my shit if I were having an anxious or stressful day. //Shrug.
Posted 12/13/14
I'd be fine with it- I really don't shower much longer than that as it is, lol
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Before we go into this, I want to make sure I have all my information straight. This information is admittedly old (roughly 14 years old), but the source is straight from the Swedish government (specifically the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association) and comprehensively reviews the circumstances and structure of Sweden's water supply:

-There is, apart from a few remote parts of the country and in the southeastern mainland, no water shortage in Sweden. Usages for private residences, agriculture, and industry all successfully avoiding depletion of presently available reservoirs. Even major metropolitan areas like Stockholm are only consuming small proportions of their reservoirs, and at a rate which is overcome by replacement due to annual precipitation. Only 0.5% of theoretically available water resources are exploited for aggregate national municipal uses.

-Water distribution is the purview of municipal and local authorities. Municipalities and towns do not rent or borrow their facilities, lines, and so on from the central government, but rather own them outright. Fees, service terms, tariffs, these are all set by municipal or local authorities. Some small municipalities and towns fund their operations and infrastructural maintenance by tariffs, but most (2/3 of all water authorities) collect fees for usage from individual households. A small handful of these water authorities are private firms, but these are relegated primarily to small municipalities and have relatively short service contracts (less than a decade).

-Water quality, unlike supply, is an object of concern since it has a wide range of variation from municipality to municipality, each requiring different levels of treatment prior to delivery. While water treatment and quality assurance are supervised at the local and municipal level by committees, these are both the purview of the central government (specifically the Ministry of Agriculture's National Food Administration).

-Water protection is also the purview of the central government, this time the Ministry of the Environment. However, given the abundance of water in most parts of Sweden their most important concerns are things like industrial pollution or wastewater leakages, not overconsumption.

-The average Swedish household's water usage on any given day is distributed as follows:

70 liters for hygiene
10 liters for drinking/food preparation
30 liters for laundry
40 liters for toilet flushing
40 liters for dish washing
10 liters for miscellaneous other uses

-Swedish water delivery infrastructure is, for the most part, in new and good working order. Leakage in older lines is an object of concern, with relatively large losses of produced water occurring therein, but roughly half the length of all lines in Sweden are practically brand new and won't need retrofitting for decades (I'm accounting for the time which has passed between the writing of the SWWA report and this post as I say that).

-Water is, from the household perspective in the average municipality, neither remarkably expensive nor particularly cheap. It's a resource for which families have an incentive to watch their usages if they don't want a heavy bill for a given month, but Swedes do not have to monitor their usage religiously. It has, however, been gradually getting more expensive over the years.

Is all of that correct? Might as well give a link to what I've been reading, while I'm at it:

http://www.svensktvatten.se/Documents/Kategorier/Om%20Svenskt%20Vatten/Facts%20on%20Water%20Supply%20and%20Sanitation%20in%20Sweden%20%28English%29.pdf
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Posted 12/13/14
i would store water and use it.
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AiYumega wrote:

I shower in the blood of my enemies.

Saves water, and the environment.



I heard it works wonders on the skin too
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Posted 12/13/14
Does this apply to baths, and does the timer just mean 5 minutes a showering session, or 5 minutes a day?
Posted 12/13/14
Water joke!
Posted 12/13/14 , edited 12/13/14
When the water heater broke in my house, that is what I did for the longest time. It woke me up much better than useless coffee.

Honestly, if the world was in such a crisis that there was an actual law, then of course I'd go with it for the greater good. The thing is - it would be something that wealthy people could just pay to have longer hot showers (perhaps multiple). Such a law is insane really. They'd just modulate behavior they don't like with taxes, they wouldn't say you can't shower for more than X minutes, lol.

Reaction - I'd try to move to a less restrictive country, but I could adapt to it. Note: if they are controlling shower lengths, I'd assume they were controlling other aspects of my life, so don't think 5 min shower -> I must leave this country. It would likely be many things stifling freedom.
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pandrasb wrote:

lol 5 minutes
I finish in 4

Not something the ladies want to hear..>.>

but I'm not one to really understand what takes so damned long to do when washing your body either. :P
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Posted 12/13/14
Progressives get concerned over the dumbest things. Human consumption of fresh water reserves is only a tiny fraction of what gets used in agriculture. Take a damn shower when you want and bask in the fruits of civilization.
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AiYumega wrote:

I shower in the blood of my enemies.

Saves water, and the environment.



A fellow man after my own heart. The throats must be freshly cut while suspended above me so as to not run cold while I am showering...
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Posted 12/13/14
*Just took a shower*....Well crap.
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veritatis_cupitor wrote:

i would store water and use it.


That can be illegal dependent upon the state. and how much you collect.

Utah's policy: http://waterrights.utah.gov/forms/rainwater.asp

and the NYT article about some of the legalities of it (focus on colorado)
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/the-legalities-of-rainwater-harvesting/
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