Water Usage and Conservation
By: Jeffrey Graham, Vincent Smith, and Lizzie Molina
How much freshwater, saltwater, and ice-water we have on Earth.
How much water does it take to preform 2 everyday tasks?
How much water people in CA use, and for what purposes.
2013 drought in California, left us with a very low population of freshwater!
How much saltwater, freshwater, and ice-water we have on Earth!
The amount of water we use for a normal day, and for what purposes?
-Water can be in three forms: solid, liquid or gas.
-Water covers around three fourths of earth's surface (75%).
-Almost 97% of water is salty or undrinkable, another 2% is in glaciers, leaving us with 1% of earth's water accessible to humans.
-The average American uses 60-80 gallons of water a day.
-To brush your teeth, it takes around 2 gallons, 2 to 7 gallons to flush a toilet, and 25 to 50 gallons take a shower.
-Every glass of water at a restaurant takes 2 cups of water to clean.
-A person can survive without food for around a month, but can only survive about a week without water.
Water is held in more places than others in the world. For example, oceans hold 96.5 percent of our water. Freshwater makes up 2.5 percent, and other saline water makes up 0.9 percent.
For freshwater, 68.7% is held in glaciers or ice caps, 30.1% is groundwater, and 1.2% is at the surface, or in other places.
Of surface water and other freshwater, ground ice and permafrost makes up 69.0%, lakes contain 20.9%, soil moisture 3.8%, swamps and marshes 2.6%, while rivers hold 0.49%, living things 0.26%, and the atmosphere holds 3.0%.
Baths and Showers
Baths and showers can waste water. Try to take a quick shower, instead of wasting all that water. Taking shorter baths can really help the environment.
Drip Irragation is good for conserving water and watering plants. The water dripping very slowly overtime can save tons of gallons, and water plants at the same time. It is a great way for gardeners to save water, and water plants.
Leaking pipes can be a big water loss problem. They can leak into soil or evaporate. Make sure all pipes at sealed tightly, and are not leaking.
Baths and Showers
If you take a long time to brush your teeth make sure the water is off when the brush is brushing. This can waste lots of water while you are not even using it. Make sure that you wet your brush, then turn the water off until you need it again.
You may not know but water bottles are the way most water goes. People get tired so they start to drink water, but when they don't need it they pour it out in a bush, or on the ground. As you know we have limited fresh water, so use it wisely