Water Usage and Conservation Times

Reporters: Maya, Ethan, Thomas, Lauren

Water Conservation- Reporter Lauren Izuhara

Some ways that you can conserve water is to check faucets and pipes for leaks using a water meter or you can install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators. It is important to install these shower heads because we lose 5-10 gallons for every unneeded minute in the shower. You should also insulate your water pipes because you can get hot water faster without waiting to for it to heat up. Two other simple ways to conserve water is to turn off your water after wetting your toothbrush (fill cup with water to rinse mouth) and the last reason is to not use the toilet as a waste basket because you can waste 5-7 gallons of water. This is how you can conserve water.

Water Usage In California

Reporter Ethan Hendrix

In California we use lots of water everyday. The most water usage used by residents of California was 38 billion gallons in one day. An average person uses 80 to 100 gallons of water a day. Also an average person uses 25 gallons of water every day to go to the bathroom. Another fact is 40 gallons of water are used for one person per day to brush their teeth. This is how mouth water you normally use.

Water Usage In Arizona

Reporter Maya Steffen

One acre-foot is the amount of water required to cover one acre of area to the depth of one foot: 325,851 gallons. Approximately one acre-foot serves the needs of a family of five for one year.Collaborative estimates place the actual water used in Arizona at between 7.25 million and 7.75 million acre-feet annually. That’s about 2.4–2.5 trillion gallons a year.According to Wasauna Bath of Scottsdale, Arizona a standard bathroom faucet uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute. The American Dental Association claims that the average time spent brushing teeth is 46 seconds per day. To make it simpler to run the figures, I will use 45 seconds which is 3/4 of a minute. Using these figures, the average person, who keeps the water running while brushing their teeth, will use 1.875 gallons of water.A lot depends on your dishwashing style: A typical session that includes turning the water on and off will go through about 20 gallons (75 liters) or so. But if you leave the water running while scraping at those last grisly bits on your fine china, you may use more than twice that amount. Modern electric dishwashers, in contrast, need less than 10 gallons (38 liters) per average load, says a survey by the American Water Works Association.

Water Distribution

Reporter Thomas Lam

Salt water and freshwater are both water but have big differences. First of all saltwater is made during the movement of water on land over time. The rocks become eroded and become a salty solution. Also salt water is very common because it makes up huge oceans. Fresh water on the other hand is very limited. Unlike saltwater you can not find freshwater in oceans. Where you can find the most freshwater is in glaciers,ice sheets,ice caps, and many more. Lastly if you compare the amount of freshwater to saltwater there would be more saltwater.

A Message From The Team

Together we can make a difference in conserving water. Using these simple tips, we can create a better future for the environment. We can protect ourselves when we are in an emergency where we have to deal with droughts. You can research online and find many organizations and even more ways to help conserve water. Help make a better future!
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