I love a solution and I hate writing bitter and complaining blog entries. To redeem myself for my last slide into bitch mode, I just found this:
This is the Quench shower system from a plumbing company in Australia called Quench Showers, easily enough. The Quench is a dual mode shower system made for an Australian market suffering from water use restrictions most American can't imagine but will have to live with sooner rather than later. The dual mode of the Quench allows one to shower normally and then after rinsing off, the user can then switch the shower to recirculating mode and stay in there for the rest of the day without using any more water. Brilliant! Watch the video and then hatch a plan to bring them to the US and make millions in the process. Who says responsibility has to involve sacrifice and penury?!