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Daughter has discovered showers!

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Water Bills
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Water Bills
My eight year old has always shared a bath with her younger brother. Recently she's started to use the ensuite shower and loves it. So much so that I have to force her out after 10 mins for fear of the water bill rocketing (currently only paying £27pm)

I've always tried to preserve water i.e. Filling up a bottle of water whilst waited for the hot to come through etc so should I panic now that she wants to use the shower more often? I don't want to come across as a grumpy so and so :rotfl:

As a new build house, do I have the option of going unmetered? I'm guessing not? Should I just accept that I've been "underpaying" for years and this is just one of the factors of having kids :)

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  • SymanSyman Forumite
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    be thankful she wants to get showered. In my experience, my kids would rather do anything but..... and at least she is not running a daily bath, your water use will rocket then.
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  • RavingMadRavingMad Forumite
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    Yes, imo they're not quite at the stage of separate baths but not far off. So you do have a point there :)
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    Look forward to the washing of the hair.
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    You could fit a flow restictor or Eco shower head to the shower to reduce the volume of water being used. Give her a timer as well so she knows how long she's allowed to be in there.
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  • coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
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    10 minutes' use of a shower will be a similar amount of water to a typical 'half-full' bath so probably not much difference there. Perhaps one of those economical shower heads that use less water would help?
  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    You don't have the option of unmetered water.

    I assume that the shower is run off the gas central heating and is not an electric shower?

    For cleanliness purposes it is not necessary to spend more than 3 or 4 minutes in a shower.
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