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Water Crisis

Posted on Jan 13,2009
Filed Under Local Opinions , Opinions,

The average amount of water that American’s use outside per year is over 66,175.  Each person per household uses about 70 gallons of water per day.  We can reduce these large numbers with a few easy tricks, which in turn will help our suffering environment.  A faucet dripping once per second will waste 3,000 gallons per year, so make sure you turn off that dripping faucet.  Another way to save water is by putting plastic bottles or a float booster in your toilet.  This is done by reducing the amount of water that is flushed each time.  This can save up to 70% of water flushed and indoor water use by 30%.  A household 4 uses 102,200 gallons a year.  This can be reduced to 96,200 gallons by fixing drippy faucets.  Installing a float booster can reduce this number 67,340.  If each household did these two of many simple things we would save 2.1645 trillion gallons of water per year.  

Thank you,

Josh Stein

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