The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons of water for every shower, according to Home-Water-Works.org. The average shower lasts for 8.2 minutes, and the shower has a flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute.
Tips for saving water include paying close attention to the length of a shower and turning it off while soaping up skin and shampooing the hair. A shower does not need to be longer than five minutes. Additionally, replacing a shower head can also be an effective way to save water in the home. Newer shower heads commonly have a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute.