Save Water Now For Tomorrow!
For the sake of our children
The question of how much water people use per day varies but it is about 80-100 gallons per day per person. That's alot of water. To complete a simple daily task like taking a shower, you use about 2-2.5 gallons of water per minute and 4 gallons a minute for older shower heads. And flushing a toilet uses about 3 gallons for older models and 1.2-1.6 gallons for new toilets. In the year of 2010 alone,california used about 38 billion gallons of water per day. California is currently in a drought. To see more about how to conserve water, look at the conservation paragraph and to learn about the drought look at the pictures and the interesting facts paragraph.
Purposes of Water Usage
The graph shows the purposes of water usage.
California is currently in a severe drought.
Different regions use water for different purposes
Distributing water in California is a delicate, balancing act. While California has every region to the Coast, the Mountains, the Desert, and the Central Valley, California has a lot of weight on its shoulders to supplying water to everyone. Also, with a raging population and record high temperatures causing droughts, water is scarce and has to be used wisely. About 77% of California's water is used for agriculture in the Central Valley. The rest is used for homes, and other uses. Lucky for us, California's interconnected water system serves over 30 million people and irrigates over 5,680,000 acres. It is also the world's most productive and controversial water systems. On the other hand, water is among the state's divisive political issues. An ongoing debate is taking place to decide whether to increase water distribution towards agriculture and urban areas or to increase conservation and preserve natural ecosystems.
California's drought is a very serious matter for human life. According to The Weather Channel, this has been the hottest year on record in California. The current drought continues to persist, affecting farm workers, crops, and water levels. Due to the increasing heat, the LA Times stated that if the heat persists, California will run out of water in approximately one year. People can live several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. We should drink six to eight glasses of water each day! In the US, we drink about 110 million gallons per day.
Who Did What?
Sophia Sambito- Water Distribution
Joshua Cohen- Water Conservation
Ben Sherman- Interesting Facts