Joan Bell of Palm Bay, Fla., wouldn’t dream of turning off the shower mid-shampoo — and end up in a cold rinse — just to save a few cents. But a little adjustment lets her control the flow and save some dough.
“Problem solved with a not-too-costly 3-inch on/off switch between the pipe and shower head,” she writes. “I can turn it completely off or let a little drizzle . . . And the best news: It comes back on at the set temperature. Not only are we conserving water, our water bill dropped by $8 a month for two people.”