FIVE WAYS KIDS CAN SAVE WATER

FIVE WAYS KIDS CAN SAVE WATER

#1

Take showers, not baths

FACTS

Taking a shower uses much less water than filling up a bathtub. A shower only uses 10 to 25 gallons, while a bath takes up to 70 gallons! If you do take a bath, be sure to plug the drain right away and adjust the temperature as you fill the tub. To save even more water, keep your shower under five minutes long—try timing yourself with a clock next time you hop in!

Source:  https://www.epa.gov/watersense/how-we-use-water
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Cat takes 5-minute shower to save water
Dog turns off water while brushing teeth

#2

Turn off faucet while brushing teeth

FACTS

Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a month, enough to fill a huge fish tank that holds 6 small sharks!

Source:  https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-kids
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#3

Turn off water while soaping hands

FACTS

The average American washes his or her hands nearly 9 times per day. If you follow guidelines to scrub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, you could save at least 6 gallons per day by turning off the tap while you scrub.

Source:  https://sustainability.ncsu.edu/blog/changeyourstate/6-times-you-should-turn-off-the-tap-to-save-water/

Tiger turns off faucet while soaping paws
Kitty says to fix that leaky drip to save water

#4

See a drip? Tell someone who can fix it.

FACTS

The average household’s leaks account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves.

Source:  https://www.epa.gov/watersense/fix-leak-week

#5

Think about how you can save water

FACTS

What’s your water footprint? You know water comes from the tap, but do you know how much water goes into your sandwich? Your gadgets? The electricity that powers them?

Water Footprint Calculator
https://www.watercalculator.org

Let Water – Use It Wisely
https://wateruseitwisely.com/kids/

Even savage boys care about saving water