Water Conservation

By Kaitlyn Metler

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Water is a precious thing. We need to take shorter showers. The difference between 5 mins to 10 is that you us 20 more gallons. “A leaky faucet can waste 100 gallons a day.” That was from http://www.sscwd.org/tips.html. That is a lot of water and from the same website is says, “If every household in America had a faucet that dripped once each second, 928 million gallons of water a day would lead away. Only 1% of the earths water is water that we can drink. In 2013 there were 36 states that were having water shortages. That is 72%. So about 30% of the fresh water supplies are lost due to leakage is all the developed countries. In the major cities it can have 40% to 70% of water loss. If you still want live then we need to conserve water.


Positive Reinforcement Brainstorm:

*If we take shorter showers we can save almost 20 gallons.

*Turn it off.

*A hand turning off a faucet.

*If you are done with a bucket of water see if you can use it in another way.

*If you water your lawn 2 times a week for a longer time you actually save water and your plants and grass are stronger and better.

Negative Reinforcement Brainstorm:

*Picture of faucet dripping.

*If a faucet in a house is leaky it can waste 100 gallons a day.

*If you keep the water running when you brush your teeth you can waste 5 gallons.

*A hose on and not being used.

*Don’t be the one wasting water.


"Water conservation facts and tips"

May 4th 2015http://www.sscwd.org/tips.html

"Water Conservation" 11/5/2012

May 4th 2015 http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/water/

"Water Conservation"

May 4th 2015 http://thewaterproject.org/water_conservation

"Water Conservation"

May 4th 2015 http://www.monolake.org/about/waterconservation

"WaterSense" 4/23/2015

May 4th 2015 http://www.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/fixleak.html