It's that time of year again: Blog Action Day.
I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I'd approach this year's topic: water. I'm not sure what I have to say. Then, while in the shower, it hit me. (I do a lot of my best thinking in the shower.) My shower has a "pause" feature.
I bought this shower head on purpose, because of the pause.
I live in Southern California. We're in a perpetual state of water shortage. (That's what we get for claiming so much desert.) We're always hearing about various ways to conserve water.
One way is to take a navy shower.
Showers are my worst water wasting offenses. I saw (on a show called I Want That!) a shower head with a pause feature. I thought it brilliant. Get wet, hit pause, soap up, turn water back on, rinse off, and repeat. I had been on the lookout for one ever since.
Fairly recently (this year), I figured out that I had sort of a pause feature on the shower head I already had. One of the spray settings was "off". I did this for a while, but slowly it got harder and harder to switch the spray setting during the shower. Then it broke entirely. It wasn't made to do that, so I shouldn't have been surprised.
That's when I went out looking for a new shower head (it was a bit of an emergency then), and I chose the one with the pause feature on the packaging.
I'm not terribly impressed with it. It's not so much a pause as a 50% reduction. But at least it is some reduction, and every little bit helps.