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What on Earth Do You Know About Water?

 

Kids Splashing Water Graphic (Information provided by the U. S. Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.)



Water - How to Count Your Savings


Activity Normal Use Conservation Use
Flushing Depends on Tank Size
5-7 gallons
Displacement bottles in tank
4 gallons
Showering Water Running
25 gallons
Wet down; soap down
4 gallons
Bathing Tub Full
40 gallons
Minimal water level
10-12 gallons
Brushing Teeth Tap Running
5 gallons
Wet brush; turn water off;
rinse
½ gallon
Washing Hands or Face Tap Running
2 gallons
Plug and Fill Basin
1 gallon
Drinking Run Water to Cool
1 gallon
Keep Water in Refrigerator
8 ounces
Cleaning Vegetables Tap Running
3 gallons
Fill Pan with Water to Clean
Vegetables
½ gallon
Dishwasher Full Cycle
16 gallons
Short Cycle
7 gallons
Dishes by Hand Tap Running
30 gallons
Wash and Rinse in Dishpan
or Sink
5 gallons
Washing Clothes Full Cycle, Top Water Level
60 gallons
Short Cycle, Minimal Water
Level
27 gallons

Information provided by the U. S. Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Gulf of Mexico Program Office
Mail Code: EPA/GMPO
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
228-688-3726
FAX: 228-688-2709


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