Water Resourses - Water Conservation Essay

2010 Words May 28th, 2010 9 Pages
Everyone and everything needs water to survive. Water is our most important resource that is required to ensure our survival. This resource is something that we use every day in our lives and it serves many different purposes. We use water to take showers, to flush the toilet, cook dinner, to drink, and to clean. Water is not only used for our domestic needs, or wants but it is used in agriculture, industries, transportation, and as an alternative energy source (Lenntech, 2008). Life would be impossible without water. All life forms contain water; humans are composed of approximately 60% of water by body weight. We are dependent upon water for our survival as well as for our conveniences. Americans can use approximately 40 gallons of …show more content…
Check the toilet for leaks – Adding a few drops of food coloring to the water in the tank can show any leaks that need to be repaired 2. Check the water level in the toilet tank – The water line should be about one half inch below the overflow tube. Any water over this line can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day. To save more water, place a filled two liter bottle in the toilet tank, this will save approximately one half gallon of water each flush. 3. Turn off the water when brushing teeth – This could save approximately nine gallons of water each time. 4. Take shorter showers, or a bath if a relaxing soak is desired – 70 gallons of water can be used in a 10 minute shower. Filling up the tub and taking a bath, in a standard size tub, uses about 20 gallons. 5. Fix dripping or leaking faucets – A leaking, dripping faucet can waste nine gallons of water each day. That can equal over 3,000 gallons of water wasted per year. 6. Install water saving shower heads, faucets and toilets – Just by installing water saving shower heads, low flow toilets, and faucet aerators will save well over 100 gallons a day. 7. Use full loads for dishwasher or laundry machine – Using the dishwasher, or washing laundry with just half a load uses just as much water as if either were fully loaded. Try to use each machine only when full, and save hundreds of gallons of water each week. If

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