Water is Life, Saving is Future
Water is life and we are running out. So, how do we save it?
These are a few examples of what you can do to save our precious water.
This is how water is cleaned and purified, then sent to homes.
This chart released by the EPA describes how we use water in our everyday lives.
How Do We Save Water?
Dual Flush Toilet
This type of toilet has two settings to save water when flushing.
Soaking Pots and Plates
By soaking dishes you save water instead of leaving the water running when doing the dishes.
Low Flow Showerhead
By using these kinds of showerhead, you use much less water when taking a shower.
Soaking Pots and Plates
Turn The Water Off
Turn the water off when not using it to save water.
Fix Water Leaks
By fixing water leaks, you do not waste fresh water.
High Efficiency Laundry Machine
These laundry machines use less water, but has the same cleaning effects.
Encourage your children to save water by giving them rewards.
Drink bottled water rather than tap water to save water.
Saving water is crucial to mankind
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.
Distribution of Earth's Water
This is a graph on the distribution of Earth's water.
Distribution of Water
This is a graph on the distribution of water.
Distribution of the World's Water
This is a graph on the distribution of the World's water.
How Do We Use Water?
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.