Water Usage Gone Wrong!
Are we using too much water?
Water Usage? Too Much?
The way we use water is very important because the average family uses 400 gallons of water a day and 200 gallons could fill a tank with 3 small sharks in it, so that means the average family could fill two tanks of 3 small sharks in it! Below, here is a list of how much water we use for an everyday task:
10-minute shower: 20 gallons
Brushing teeth with tap off: .25 gallon(With tap on it is 2 gallons)
Other water use (drinking, cooking, etc.): 7 gallons
Washing machine: 40 gallons
Dishwasher: 10 gallonsHose/sprinkler: 140 gallons an hour
Did you know that we use the most water from flushing toilets, but we use the least water from leaks and other things. Studies have shown that an average Californian uses 181 gallons a day. That could be because outdoor watering uses 5 to 10 gallons per minute, so in 10-20 minutes, you may use 100 gallons which sums up more than half of the gallons of water a Californian uses. An average bath uses 42 gallons of water so instead of taking a bath take a 10 or even 5 minute shower which would cut down 22-32 gallons of water. Well, that pretty much concludes about water usage of a human.
Treasure that water!
How to Conserve Water! Save that Liquid!
Take Showers instead of Baths and make sure that they are short!
Teach Your children to conserve water and also when you are washing your pet, do it outside where the lawn needs it.
Look at your water bill so you know if you need to cut down the amount of water used. Also try to collect water from leaks and water the plants with them.