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Water Conservation: You Can Make a Difference. Tim Propst, Grant James, & Mitch Fram Oklahoma Cooperative Extension. Water, Water Everywhere. Where in the World is all the Water?. Figure from BBC News. How’s that again?.

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Water conservation you can make a difference

Water Conservation: You Can Make a Difference

Tim Propst, Grant James, & Mitch Fram

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension


Water water everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere


Where in the world is all the water

Where in the World is all the Water?


How s that again

Figure from BBC News

How’s that again?


Show me the water

From, “Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000, By Susan S. Hutson, Nancy L. Barber, Joan F. Kenny, Kristin S. Linsey, Deborah S. Lumia, and Molly A. Maupin. USGS Circular 1268, 15 figures, 14 tables (released March 2004, revised April 2004, May 2004, February 2005).

Show Me the Water!


How much is that

How much is that?

  • The average American family of four uses about 88000 gallons of water/year.

    • 7,333 gallons/month per family

    • 60 gallons per person per day


Water is in the house

Water…. is in the HOUSE!


Water conservation tips

Water Conservation Tips

  • Fix that leaky faucet ~ 500 gal/month

  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth ~800 gal/month

  • Run washing machine & dishwasher only when full ~ 1000 gal/month

  • Keep shower under 5 minutes ~ 1000 gal/month

  • Low-flow showerhead ~ 2000 gal/month

http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/index.shtml


References

References:

  • United States Geological Survey (Water Science for Schools)

  • Oklahoma Water Resource Board

  • Environmental Protection Agency (Environmental Kids Club)

  • Link to Learn Professional Development Web Site


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