# Water is Life💦

### By: Sam Wu, Lauren Jung, Emilie Phan, and Ethan Mac

## Water Usage

An average person uses up to about 50-100 gallons of water per day. It could take about 10 gallons of water just to brush your teeth once! It also takes 4-7 gallons just to flush a toilet. As of 2005, California uses up to about 20,000-46,000 million gallons of water perday. This might seem like a lot of water, because it is a lot of water, but all these gallons of liquid are all used on everyday things, including brushing your teeth, flushing the toilet, and drinking water.

## Water Conservation

## Showers Did you know that an average person uses about 5 gallons for a 10 minute shower? By taking a bath, you could use more than double the amount of water used for showering. By taking a quick 5-10 minute shower instead of taking a 30 minute bath can save 5 gallons of water. | ## Toilets Flushes can add up to nearly 20 gallons a day. If you have a standard toilet, it uses close to 3.5 gallons a flush. Toilet water use can vary significantly. Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons of water per flush. To solve this problem, try flushing it only once, never more than one flush. | ## Drinking Water An average person drinks about half a gallon of water each day. One way to conserve water, is to check faucets and sinks for leaks. |

## Showers

Did you know that an average person uses about 5 gallons for a 10 minute shower? By taking a bath, you could use more than double the amount of water used for showering. By taking a quick 5-10 minute shower instead of taking a 30 minute bath can save 5 gallons of water.

## Toilets

Flushes can add up to nearly 20 gallons a day. If you have a standard toilet, it uses close to 3.5 gallons a flush. Toilet water use can vary significantly. Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons of water per flush. To solve this problem, try flushing it only once, never more than one flush.

## Plants An average person drinks about half a gallon of water each day. One way to conserve water, is to check faucets and sinks for leaks. | ## Laundries About 30% of the water used at home is used for laundry. If the total amount of water used at home equals to 100 gallons, then 30% equals to 30 gallons. By using 20% instead of 30%, can save about 100 gallons oof water, if you do it 10 times. |

## Plants

An average person drinks about half a gallon of water each day. One way to conserve water, is to check faucets and sinks for leaks.