To prevent water shortages, residents were advised to shorten their washing time by one minute.
According to the Sunday Times, which cited insiders at UK water delivery firms, Brits should cut their showering duration by at least 60 seconds to prevent water shortages.
Industry representatives reportedly stated that although the proposal may not be "popular," the country is faced with a straightforward decision: either spend a billion pounds on new infrastructure or ask citizens to take a shorter shower.
The request to cut down on showers is being made in light of the UK's unusually dry weather in recent weeks. The driest July on record for the nation has led to record-high water use. As a result, numerous southern English districts have banned the use of sprinklers and hosepipes this week, claiming insufficient groundwater levels and a scarcity of water in reservoirs nationwide.
According to experts, the nation may be compelled to enact more water-saving measures, such as limitations and water rationing, if the weather does not change.
According to analysts, UK citizens are to blame for the water supply's rapid decline.
According to Christine Colvin of The Rivers Trust, who was quoted by Bloomberg, "part of our current problem with low water levels leading to measures like hosepipe restrictions is that we still think of this as a wet country, considering water as an inexhaustible resource." Colvin asserts that the UK consumes more water per person than any other nation in Europe.
According to a government policy in the UK, each resident's daily water use should drop from 145 litres to 110 litres by the year 2050. A 35 litre difference generally equates to three dishwasher cycles or six modern toilet flushes. The effort was started because researchers predicted that in 25 years, the UK's population will require 4 billion litres of water per day.35-litre