Water is Life, Saving is Future

Water is life and we are running out. So, how do we save it?

How Do We Save Water?

As you all know, California is in a major drought, water is running out as the days grow hotter preparing for the return of summer. What can we do to help conserve this water? We can fix leaks in the house which cause water to be wasted. We can also soak pots and pans instead of leaving the water running while washing dishes. Another way we can conserve water is by not leaving the water running when brushing your teeth. For parents, you can promote your kids to conserve water by giving them water saving money for recycling water. You can also install water saving shower heads and low flow faucets, both are inexpensive and can save gallons of water over time. Keeping a bottle of water in the fridge is good so that you don't need to fill a water bottle with tap water which wastes lots of water. Recycling the bottle also recycles the plastic so you can kill two birds with one stone. Another way to save water is because 98% of the worlds water is salt water, you can start using that 98% to flush toilets. Dual Toilets with 2 flushing handles are good to save water because they can half flush and full flush. Using Rainwater harvesting is a good way to conserve fresh water for watering plants. High Efficiency washers are good because they wash your clothes and also conserve water. The suggestions here are for home conservation and you can also contribute to water conservation
Water conservation tips - How to conserve water at home
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How Is Water Distributed?

Water Distribution Is Important To Understand In Order To Save Water.

Usable water mainly comes from rivers, lakes, and groundwater. Earth's water is 98% salt water and only 2% freshwater. Salt is present in vast quantities in the seawater, where it is the main mineral consistent; the open ocean has about 35 grams of solids per liter. Fresh water is an important natural resource, necessary for the survival of all organisms in the ecosystem. Fresh water can be found in lakes, rivers, wetlands, marshes, and underground water resources. One of the main reasons why there's so little water to go around is because almost 97% of this water is saline which is what ocean and sea water is. Fresh water is what we need but most of these sources can only be found in frozen in the glaciers of North and South poles. Drinkable water is found in either rivers, lakes, or beneath the ground surface under rocks and soil which is called ground water. Most water distribution on earth comes from the ocean's saline water, while freshwater accounts for only 2.5 %of the total.

How Do We Use Water?

So, where do we decrease our water usage?

The average Californian household uses approximately 190 gallons of water per day. The average American uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. The average American family uses about 300 gallons of water each day. In 2005, California used about 20,000 to 46,000 million gallons per day. On the other hand, due to the drought, 2013 was one of the driest recorded years in California history. In order to complete our daily needs, we need to perform a number of tasks. These tasks include brushing our teeth, showering, and flushing our toilets. It takes 2-7 gallons of water to flush the average toilet. It takes approximately 2 gallons of water to brush your teeth. To shower, it takes 25-50 gallons of water. California consumed 11% of all withdrawals made in the U.S.A. Three fourths of which was used for irrigational purposes. Ninety eight percent of saline water was used for thermoelectric-power generation.

What Happens If We Don't Save Water?

What is at stake if we don't save water?

Our blue planet is covered with water.70% of the planet is water. However, 3% of that 70% is usable drinking water. One of the crucial elements or resources we need to live is water. Already, some of the regions in the Earth are running low on water. Even in welthier, more devloped countries, we may not have plentiful amount of wateer. It is crucial that we save water, or there may not be a future for mankind. By saving water, you are doing a part to save our precious planet from drying up.

Orchard Hills School

Orchard Hils School Science Project on "Saving Water." Bryan, Ethan, Jurely, Alylah.