The Conservation Of Water Conservation Essay

1017 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction
Water is one of the most important substances on earth and it plays an important role in our lives. We use water for numerous things such as agriculture, maintaining ourselves clean, and most importantly to keep us alive. I believe one of the most important contributions that we can do to improve the environment and our society is water conservation. Water conservation refers to any way we can reduce the amount of water we use as well as the preservation of water quality. This can be done by implementing water efficiency measures and one of the best ways to do that is by having awareness. There are others ways such as devices or technology that can have a beneficial reduction in water loss, but I believe the best way is to spread awareness about conserving water. The purpose of this project is to conserve water for one week and see how much I have contributed to improving the environment. I will measure how much water I have used in a day and compare it to how much an average person would have used.
Background Information On a global scale, there are issues facing us today that are effecting our water supplies such as climate change, pollution, but for this report I will primarily focus on Arizona. Based on the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) we use about seven million acres of water per year. This basically means that we consume about 2.5 trillion gallons of water annually. According to the ADWR, about 25% of the water is Municpal use, while…

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