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Geography Investigation “Water Management”. Yeo Meng Han (Leader) Ron Jay (Poster i /c) Bryan Liow (Research i /c) Nicholas Chin (Secondary Researcher & Recorder). Chosen Household. High Water Usage Usage above National Average Parent’s approval. Yeo Meng Han’s Place.

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Geography investigation water management

Geography Investigation“Water Management”

Yeo Meng Han (Leader)

Ron Jay (Poster i/c)

Bryan Liow (Research i/c)

Nicholas Chin (Secondary Researcher & Recorder)


Chosen household
Chosen Household

  • High Water Usage

  • Usage above National Average

  • Parent’s approval

Yeo Meng Han’s Place


Chosen household1
Chosen Household

  • Executive HDB flat

  • 2 toilets

  • 4-member family

  • Located in Jurong West

  • Mostly cooking for dinners

  • No pets

HouseholdAnalysis


First appointment

28/7/2014

First Appointment

Saturday, 9am-11pm

Surveying

Analysis

Interview


Questions
Questions

How many times do you bathe a day?

Dad: 1-2, Mom: 1-2, Brother: 1-2, Me: 2-3

How long do you bathe each time on average?

Family Average: 5-15 minutes

How do you bathe (method of splashing the water on you)?

Toilet 1 (master bedroom) : Bathtub but uses the showering system

Toilet 2 (kitchen) : Pail method but also capable of using the showering system


Questions1
Questions

How much water per day do you water the plants?

15-20 litres of fresh water

Do you water the plants with recycled water?

Yes, previously. However, I stopped using recycled water now as the slightly dirtied water is not doing good to my plants. The changes to my plants are significant when watered recycled water. Their leaves turned yellow.

How do you water the plants (method of distributing the water)?

Watering Can

How often do you do a full-dress cleaning up of your home?

Normally every month.


Questions2
Questions

How often do you leave your tap open?

  • When washing the dishes, the tap are constantly flowing

  • After using them after going to the toilet as the tap is sometimes leaky (droplets)

    Is there any appliances in your house that is water consuming?

    A cooling fan in the living room that uses water to cool

    How often do you wash your clothes?

    I normally wash the clothes on every other day but sometimes 2 times in 3 days



Toilet Orientation

Manual Flushing

Pail & Scoop

Bathing Method

Kitchen Tap

Cooling Fan



Problems
Problems

Watering Plants

Inefficient Water-Saving Technology

or methods

Cleaning up


Chosen problem
Chosen Problem

Inefficient Water-Saving

Technology or Methods


Solutions
Solutions

Install thimbles (sinks)

Use pails instead of hose

Invest in water recycling technology

Manual

Smarter readings

Water efficient labels

Check for leakage

Take shorter bathes

Use less of the cooling fan


Solutions to work on
Solutions to work on

Installing Thimbles


Encouraged to use the pail method to

bathe

Taking Shorter Bathes

Continue using the Manual flushing


2 nd appointment

13/9/2014

2nd Appointment

Saturday, 2pm

Feedback

Re-assessment & Review

Reflections


Comparison
Comparison

Taken Readings



Feedback
Feedback

Increase water consumption from July

One of the lowest in this year



Feedback1
Feedback

Increase water consumption from July

One of the lowest in this year

Decrease from the chosen bill (May)


Reasons
Reasons

  • Increase use of water for plants

  • Increase use of bathing

  • Increase use of the washing machine


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