Re “Water chief preaches balance” (Page A-1, Feb. 1): In response to the California drought article written by The Sacramento Bee’s Jeremy White. His opening statement about how Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of State Water Resources Control Board, takes a cold shower to conserve water struck a chord with me. I have a recipe to save thousands or even millions of gallons of water each day, if people are willing to change their attitudes and habits about showering.
Before stepping into the shower, take a container and turn on the hot water in your bathroom basin until it becomes lukewarm. Fill the container with the wasted water. Set it aside for further use to water plants, use in the kitchen, brushing your teeth, etc.
Get in the shower and turn on the faucet, within seconds you will have hot water for your shower and no waste down the drain. Wet hair to shampoo and body to soap. Shut off the water. Wash hair and body. When ready, rinse yourself off, open tap to half pressure to rinse your body. The shower is not a spa. You will also realize savings on your water meter.
George Porhat, Modesto