Water dripping out of the tap.

Did You Know?

  • There is about the same amount of water on Earth now as there was millions of years ago.
  • Nearly 97 percent of all the world's water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2 percent is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves 1 percent for all our needs.
  • Water regulates the Earth's temperature. It also helps regulate the temperature of the human body!
  • The average total home water use for each person in the U.S. is about 50 gallons a day.
  • More water is used in the bathroom than any other place in the home.
  • A dripping faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons of water a year.

You Can Help Conserve Our Water Resources

At school and at home, you can help protect our water resources.

  • Turn off the tap in your bathroom while you brush your teeth.
  • Take shorter showers. (Get a timer and time yourself.)
  • Don't let the water run constantly while you're washing or rinsing dishes.
  • Fill a pitcher with tap water and put it in the fridge, rather than running the tap every time you want a cold drink!
  • Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom--not the water hose!
  • Water your lawn in the early morning to avoid evaporation.
  • Repair dripping faucets.
  • Place a layer of mulch around trees and plants to retain water.
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