Singing ‘Love me do’ in the shower saves water

Leading UK water supplier Thames Water has suggested a novel way to save on our water use in the shower- by belting out your favourite song. As long as it’s […]

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By Tom Gibson

Leading UK water supplier Thames Water has suggested a novel way to save on our water use in the shower- by belting out your favourite song. As long as it’s only a few bars long and no aria then people are more likely to spend less time in the shower and therefore save on water.

The advice supports Start Today, an initiative by Start, a charity established by HRH The Prince of Wales, to encourage people to take simple steps to a more sustainable living.

Jayne Farrin, Thames Water’s head of corporate communications, said: “Each of us uses 160 litres of water a day on average, and when showering use 10 litres of water a minute. If we all cut our time in the shower by one minute a day, nationally we could save enough water to supply London for between two and four months. As well as helping lower water bills, using less water can also reduce energy bills, because all that water requires energy to heat up.”

The company have published its top five shower songs, based on brevity and sing-ability, and listed five long songs to avoid. Thames Water’s top five shower songs are:
1. Love me do, The Beatles, 2.22
2. Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley, 2.41

3. Dance wiv me, Dizzee Rascal (radio mix), 3.25
4. Could it be magic, Take That, 3.31
5. It’s raining men, The Weather Girls, 3.31

Five songs to avoid in the shower are:
1. Stairway to heaven, Led Zeppelin, 8.02
2. American Pie, Don McLean, 8.33
3. I would do anything for love, Meatloaf, 12.01 (album version)
4. Rapper’s Delight, Sugar Hill Gang, 14.37
5. Echoes, Pink Floyd, 23.31

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