Water Talkers

Lie In. Save Water.

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Chloe Booker
Chloe Booker | Mar 31, 2015 | in Water Aware Concepts

Be lazy and save water! This campaign is to be broadcast on radio stations in the morning across the nation.  The idea is that you lie in bed, luxuriating in guilt-free relaxation for 5 minutes longer than usual. Then, it’s a super-fast shower to make up the time and save water into the bargain!

Gina LoBuglio Mar 31, 2015

I probably wouldn't get on board with this for two reasons:

1. Don't listen to the radio often enough for this to make it onto my radar.

2. My shower is the single most important part of my morning routine and I'll give up anything else (breakfast, extra sleep, etc) in order to be sure that I get a good dousing to wake me up and refresh me.

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Janet Bradley Mar 31, 2015

I find this one difficult too:

a... I listen to a preset playlist on my ipod plugged into my speaker in my bedroom.... I have no radio in the bedroom.... I don't think listening to news as you wake up in the morning is a restful way to wake up, and can affect your emotions negatively - I want to choose a positive way of waking up, so have selected the music carefully.

b. Not everyone is a shower in the morning person... I'm a shower at night person... comes from working on construction sites from time to time.

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anita lewis Mar 31, 2015

I like my sleep too much and already keep my shower short to get an extra few minutes in bed!it is a fun idea though that will get people laughing and thinking about the issue hopefully leading to changes  in other times they use water.lwater.like this project it will raise their general awareness.

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anita lewis Mar 31, 2015

Will there be other quick and easy watersaving ideas broadcast too ? How about broadcasting quick usage facts eg how much water used in a bath versus shower etc

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Janet Bradley Mar 31, 2015

What would incentivise me to take a quick shower? I take my shower later on in the day, so how can I make it quicker?

I would love to reward myself with a handbag at the end of the year as a well done for taking quick showers... all the money I have saved can go towards a lovely reward for myself!

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Jim Samme Mar 31, 2015

I love the concept of having a lie in and doing my bit but I'm not sure about this idea...

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Katie100 Mar 31, 2015

a series? saving five mins not in the shower you could lie in, or have a nice boiled egg instead of cereal, or impress your boss by being on time for a change, or get that seat on the train.....and save water

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Janet Bradley Apr 1, 2015

Nope... I have finished my shower when my hair is washed!! I love my shower, more than I love my bed. I love a gorgeous pair of new heels or a bag more... Would really come down to there has to be a incentive of that kind to encourage me to reduce my time in the shower.

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John Bristow Mar 31, 2015

This concept would not make me save water because I would be more stressed in the morning getting to work because I have had to rush to get to work. 

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Tim Compton Apr 1, 2015

This idea appeals to me because I love my bed in the morning so much and it really is a trade off between a nice long shower or a lie in for me! Katie mentioned a series so, for those people who shower later, could we focus on other things you could do if you spent less time in the shower everyday? Time is something we need more of!! :)

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mark burns Apr 2, 2015

id love a lie and always have to be quick in the shower in the morning, no time to mess about 

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George Richardson Apr 3, 2015

That is one of the many benefits of retirement lying in whenever i wish. The last ten years of my working life i was arising at 4-45,but must admit i didn't take a shower,that was reserved for work and end of shift for in the dye house showers were provided.I must admit having lain in i could still spend a lot of time showering,but stick to my 3 minute rule.

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Mary O'Connor Apr 4, 2015

Great idea! Even better still would be maybe we don't take a shower at all! Maybe there can be some kind of product released that are 'wash wipes' this would save on water too! They can come with a set amount of water already in them! There is obviously some need to get clean, otherwise people may not appreciate the smell...even if it is in the name of saving water :-)

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Janet Bradley Apr 4, 2015

Thanks for that, you had me creased up!!! :-)

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Gina LoBuglio Apr 8, 2015

As long as those 'wash wipes' got put in our 'Sexy Bin' and didn't end up down the loo...

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Mary O'Connor Apr 8, 2015

Oh yes of course! They would have the nice big label on it saying 'not flushable' :-)

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George Richardson Apr 4, 2015

Who knows Hammy perhaps we might all be amazed and stirred by our natural smell. somewhere in the recent past we did talk about how we wash too much.  However there has to be somewhere between the two positions which will save us time ,essential body oils and money,and the Nation billions of litres on its water usage.

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

I was reading in the paper the other day about a girl who hadn't washed her hair for a couple of years... we do wash ourselves too much... so this aspect of you can have a lie in to save water... we could just say have a lie in 3 days a week by not having a shower every day!

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Mary O'Connor Apr 8, 2015

I could never go that long without washing my hair! People don't need a shower every day though. A quick wash suffices and saves water too.

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Mary O'Connor Apr 5, 2015

Maybe we could consider washing in something other than water? That would be a good way to save water! Nothing sticky though otherwise things could get rather messy!

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

There is always milk!! Or champagne! :-)

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Mary O'Connor Apr 5, 2015

Now that would be very interesting! :-)

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George Richardson Apr 5, 2015

Hammy you name it i will try it.

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George Richardson Apr 5, 2015

It is strange how this non washing of hair keeps coming up. Only a couple of weeks ago we were discussing this when i said i had recalled it from several years back. Also how before showers in homes one bath a week was the norm,and nobody smelt.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cleopatra did use milk,but she was a Queen. As for champagne apart from the cost,i think it would be a little sticky.

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Janet Bradley Apr 5, 2015

I don't wash my hair every day... it ruins it... but I have friends who wouldn't be seen dead without washing and blow drying their hair every day... I have never had the courage to not wash it for more than 3 or 4 days.... but I know the oils in you hair eventually act as a cleaner... its funny that we know this, but don't want to go for it.

However, the main point is that we don't have to reduce a single shower time in order to save water.... we could just cut out a shower!

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George Richardson Apr 5, 2015

ABSOLUTELY.

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Katie100 Apr 7, 2015

0 points - so far - 4 for and 4 against. I would say that some of us Are persuadable about having a shorter shower (or even no shower sometimes) - but some of us just aren't and such ads would be wasted on us.

If you extrapolate this over a population - it may well still be worth a try for the 50% who might listen.

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anita lewis Apr 7, 2015

I do think the fun factor in this campaign might make people notice it and even if they dont fully agree with it might lead to changes in behaviour at other times as it will be on their minds.

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Janet Bradley Apr 7, 2015

I think that this one is very difficult to judge... some who may have voted yes, maybe ones who already subscribe to have a shower in 4 minutes or less as the norm.... the ones like me who take at least 8 minutes to have a shower am one of the ones who voted no... plus I have my shower in the evening...

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George Richardson Apr 7, 2015

When people are asked to respond to surveys,or to fill in feedback forms at say a National Conference,or a Secondary School year 9 parents evening,without added  cohersion 32 to 35% is about the reply rate.  So  this proposition getting about 50% support would be considered very successful anywhere. Then build on initial success.

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George Richardson Apr 7, 2015

That was what i was trying to achieve in my comments on  National Water Day,incorporate every part of the system,and aim high,aim for the sky 100%, then if you fall half way  at 50%,that is pretty good .

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Murray S Apr 8, 2015

Ignoring the radio aspect of this idea, because it simply isn't relevant to the idea itself (just one of many means to promote it), I find the best way to have shorter shower in the morning is to actually get up and do something. A long shower is typically long because i'm using it as a means to wake up. But if i'm up and about and my brain is active (having caught up on emails / gone to the gym / prepared breakfast), a shorter shower follows. If i slept in for 5 minutes, i wouldn't have shorter shower, i'd likely just make up the 5 minutes somewhere else in my morning routine (no breakfast or working extra hard on my cycle commute).

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Kate Humpho Apr 8, 2015

this is what my husband does by default! it's a fun idea! You really can focus and wash a lot faster in a morning.

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George Richardson Apr 8, 2015

Welcome Kakity,and by default or not well done to your husband.

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