water-conservation

About 75 percent of our planet is water. But the vast amount of that 75 percent is salt water from our oceans, which can’t be consumed, used for washing, or for feeding animals or vegetation. Another huge amount of that water is permanently frozen on the planet’s North and South poles. What that leaves for human consumption is about 1 percent of the Earth’s water.

As the U.S. population continues to grow, the amount of consumable water doesn’t. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that on average, a family of four in this country uses about 400 gallons of water – daily. More than half of that usage involves the bathroom. About 400 gallons of water? That will fill the average bathtub 10 times! While we can’t eliminate our need for water, we can learn ways to use it more efficiently and thus, use less.

In the links that follow, find statistics on water usage in various geographic areas. Also here are stats on which area of the average household typically uses the most water. See information on the water cycle and how it affects all forms of life. Finally, there is an abundance of tips here for homeowners who want to actively conserve water and use it more efficiently.

  1. Save Water
  2. Watering Lawns
  3. Water use in U.S.
  4. Facts about Water
  5. Be Kind to the Environment
  6. Protect our Water Supply
  7. Costs of Frivolous Use
  8. Reasons to Conserve
  9. Smart Usage
  10. It’s the Little Things
  11. Less Water
  12. Scary Stats
  13. Wise water consumers
  14. Drought Map
  15. Elementary
  16. Clothing Washers
  17. What is Graywater?
  18. Rain Water
  19. Water Treatment
  20. Great Efficiency
  21. Water & Hospitality Industry
  22. Precious Commodity
  23. Prevent Runoff
  24. Adaptability
  25. Kids’ Activities
  26. Water Cycle
  27. Water Cycle Game
  28. Ecosystem
  29. Water Movement
  30. Rooftop Gardens
  31. Blue Roof vs. Green Roof?
  32. Water SIP
  33. Great Water Info
  34. Calculator
  35. Lawn and Garden Watering Tips
  36. Household Conservation
  37. Water PowerPoint
  38. Water Conservation
  39. Water Resource

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