One Drop At A Time

So you already know about our incredible partnership with Charity Water.

We thought we’d share some water facts and helpful ways to be more mindful about water consumption. Here are some facts that we’ve collected to make a difference, everyone’s smalls efforts will have an impact in a very big way.

Did you know…?

  • 1994 was the year that federally mandated low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets started to appear on the scene in significant numbers.
  • If you use a low-flow showerhead, you can save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower.
  • It takes about 70 gallons of water to fill a bathtub, so showers are generally the more water-efficient way to bathe.
  • 70% of the world’s surface is covered by water, 97.5% of that is salt water. Only 2.5% of that is freshwater, almost 68.7% is frozen in ice caps and glaciers. Only 1% of the total water resources on earth are available for human use.
  • Up to 30% of fresh water supplies are lost due to leakage in developed countries, and in some major cities, losses can run as high as 40% to 70%.
  • About 90% of sewage and 70% of industrial wastes in developing countries are discharged into water courses without treatment, often polluting the usable water supply.

Facts shared from: (http://thewaterproject.org/water_conservation.asp and http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips/)

Few ways to conserve water around the house:

  • When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
  • Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
  • Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
  • Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s up to 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
  • Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

Facts shared from: (http://wateruseitwisely.com/tips/category/indoor-tips/?view=list)

To learn more, visit the links listed above. Lets all make a conscientious effort to make positive changes!