Save Water!

Water Conservation is more important than you think.

Why?

As of this year, 36 states are being faced with a water shortage. With the U.S. population almost doubling over the past 50 years, more and more people are needing water. Only about 1% of all the water on Earth is good for drinking, so shouldn't we work harder to preserve it? Statistics show that 1 in 5 people all around the world don't have access to fresh drinking water. Imagine what it would be like for you, if you tried to turn on the faucet and nothing came out. How would that impact your life? So next time you decide to take a 30 minute shower, think about how much water was used that other people might have needed much more.


Pollution has also taken a toll on the water supply. Lots of pollution makes lots of acid rain. Acid rain isn't the cleanest water to drink, (since it has pollutants), but people who rely on rainwater most likely don't have the materials needed to filter their water.

Start Conserving Water at Home!

How?

Conserving water is easy! How can you start? Here are some ways you can conserve around the house:

-Only run the washer and dishwasher when they're completely full

-Don't keep the water running when you brush your teeth

-Shorten your showers

-Water your lawn only when needed

-When washing dishes by hand, fill the sink first, then wash them all instead of letting the water run.

-Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.


There are many other ways to save water, but putting some of these methods into practice can save you many gallons of water, and allow others to have more water available to them.

Soil and Water Conservation Society