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Save the water

Page history last edited by joseluis_ubeda@... 12 years, 2 months ago

 

It's important that we all work to save water. About half the water we use each year is used outdoors - watering the garden and lawn, filling the swimming pool and washing the car. Ways to reduce your water use outside include using a shut-off faucet when washing the car and landscaping with plants that use less water.

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HOW MUCH WATER DOES IT TAKE TO...?

  • Brush your teeth? - 2 to 5 gallons
  • Wash the car? - 50 gallons
  • Use the dishwasher? - 8 to 15 gallons
  • Flush the toilet? - 1.5 to 4 gallons (each flush)
  • Take a shower or bath? - 17 to 24 gallons
  • Run the washing machine? - 35 to 50 gallons (each load)

 

 

Indoors, most of the water a family uses is in the bathroom. Saving water is important. In the bathroom, the easiest way to save water is to shut off the faucet while you brush your teeth or take shorter showers and not using the toilet to flush trash. Installing low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads can also help save lots of water. An ultra-low-flush toilet uses just 1.5 gallons per flush compared to 4 gallons per flush for a traditional toilet.

 

In the kitchen make sure you wash only full loads in the dishwasher. And if you need a new machine, ask your parents to take a look at some of the water-efficient models that can reduce water usage to 6 gallons per load. New washing machines also offer significant water savings, using up to 40 percent less water per load than older machines, and they can save energy too!

 

Check with your local water supplier to see if they will conduct a water audit of your home to see where and how you can save water. Also, check to see if they offer rebates on the purchase of water-efficient appliances - some do.

 

more information at:

http://www.water-ed.org/kids.asp

http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100ways/sw.shtml

http://www.gdrc.org/uem/water/49-ways.html

 

Download and fill the following formulary: how do you save water?

http://www.lcra.org/library/media/public/docs/water_icansave_flyer.pdf

 

SELFACTIVITY FOR THIS WEEK:

 

When you filled the formulary above, make a website with Notaland:

 

What can be on your website:

 

Do you think you try to save the water or you waste it?

What are the mistakes you do related to saving the water (turning on the dishwasher when it's not full)?

How can you improve your saving the water? What more can you do?

You can write about your family - is it interested in saving the water or not?

Any other idea related to the saving the water in your surrounding.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Discuss with your groupmates about your Nota pages. What do you think about the way they try to save the water?

Do you think it's useful to start with reducing the amount of the used water in your family or is useless?

What more can you do to reduce the amount of used water in your surrounding (village, city...)?

Suggested discussion page: notaland.com/vida/11212

 

Assessment:

Be aware that your are working according to steps for weekly work and also according to Assessment, rules and procedures. You can comment your impressions about what you have learned or your oppinion about this page tasks down here, in "Add a comment" with the given user and password for pupils.

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