How Much Water Does It Take?
The 3 Rs of Saving Water Are:
HINT: Garbage Disposals are convenient but you need to run water while the disposal breaks up the scraps. Throw garbage in the trash can or in the compost heap and not down the drain.
The Final "R" for Saving Water is RETROFIT.
Changing out your old toilet for a newer more efficient toilet, saves water. Installing a water efficient shower head will save you and your family water and money. Here are a few questions you should be able to answer from this last section.
REDUCE WATER USAGE
Think about the water that is running down the drain! Do you need to use that much water?
If you turn off the water while you are brushing your teeth, you will save a lot of water each day. If your family members turn off the water when they are brushing their teeth, your family will save even more water.
A standard shower head flows at 2.5 gallons per minute. A 10 minute shower would use 25 gallons of water. An 8 minute shower would save 5 gallons.
A full bathtub can use as much as 70 gallons of water. Taking a shower conserves water. Taking shorter showers conserves even more!
OF ALL THE WATER ON EARTH, ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT IS AVAILABLE FOR US TO USE!
It's true! 97.2% of Earth's water supply is salt water. Only 2.8% is fresh water.
Saving water not only protects the environment, it saves you money and energy by decreasing demand for treated tap water.
It costs money to take contaminants out of the water and to make it safer for humans to drink. The water that comes out of your tap, in Fremont, is tested and treated to maintain health standards. Each business, industry or residential property pays for the water they use. They receive a bill from the City Department of Utilities each month for the amount of water they used in the previous month. The more water used, the higher the bill.
Here's a math problem. . .
If you turn off the water when you brush your teeth, you save 25 gallons a month. If 4 people in your family turn off the water when they brush their teeth, how much water will they save in a month?
4x25 gallons = _________ gallons
How many gallons of water would they save in a year?
USE A RAIN BARREL TO
A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rain water from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff or be diverted to streams and waterways.
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