Overuse Of Water Essay

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Water is the most abundant natural resource in the world. It covers around 70% of the world’s surface and makes up 73% of the human body. The only problem with this is that only about .5% of water is clean usable drinking water making it a limited resource. This makes it imperative that we conserve as much as we can so as to not deplete this limited resource. The consequences of the overuse of water can be seen in worldwide. The drought in California is a perfect depiction of how the overuse of water disturbs the water cycle. The sinkholes in Florida are another example of the overuse of water. These are just a few problems that started from the water tap in our everyday society.
As a society, we have a seemingly limitless supply of water readily
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Based on calculations done by National Geographic, almost half of the water used in agriculture is wasted. When taking this into account when thinking about the garden at IDEAS Academy, there are so many different ways to make the garden more water efficient. The American Ground Water Trust has posed a possible solution to help prevent water waste. Through a shallow groundwater well IDEAS Academy would be able to take the rainwater that seeps into the ground and reuse it to irrigate the garden. Another solution proposed by them would be a rainfall collection tank would trap rainwater which otherwise would mostly be wasted a disperse the water over time to …show more content…
Water saving technology can vary from water aerators to flush valves. A water aerator is a fitting in which you place on the end of a water faucet to restrict the flow of water without it feeling like it is. The average household faucet uses about 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Replacing your old fitting with a new efficient one can reduce the water consumption of that sink by 80%. Water saving flush valves help regulate the max capacity in which a toilet can fill. What they do is they only allow the minimum amount of water needed to fill a toilet so as to save water. Shallow groundwater wells are a great way to irrigate a garden since they reuse the water that washes into the ground preventing water waste. These are just a few pieces of technology that would rapidly decrease the amount of water IDEAS Academy uses

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