Amid drought, New Hampshire asks residents to shower shorter

With much of the state experiencing severe drought conditions, New Hampshire officials are asking residents to spend a little less time in the shower.

Specifically – one minute less.

Officials have started a “shower better” campaign aimed at curbing water use among residents by asking them to shorten showers by one minute. The initiative is designed to save 500 gallons of water per year per household.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services says other ways to save water include replacing shower heads with more efficient models.

Officials say these changes in tandem could save 2,900 gallons per year, the energy required to power a home for 13 days, and savings on water and energy bills.