Water Conservation for Kidz

Fun Facts And Conservation Tips

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  • Without water, the Earth would look like the moon. 
  • All living things need water to live. People can live several weeks without food, but only a few days without water. We should drink six to eight glasses of water each day!
  • Water makes up 83% of our blood, 70% of our brain, and 90% of our lungs. Overall, our bodies are 70% water. 
  • A tomato is about 95% water. An apple, a pineapple, and an ear of corn are each 80% water. 

Conservation Tips

  • Check household faucets for leaks. A faucet with even a slow drip takes 10 to 25 gallons of water. Just think, 15 drips per minute add up to almost 3 gallons of water wasted per day, 65 gallons wasted per Prevent Water Wastemonth, and 788 gallons wasted per year!
  • Keep showers to 5 minutes or less in length. A five-minute shower takes 10 to 25 gallons of water. 
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator. Then you won’t have to run tap water to cool it. 
  • Use a broom to sweep your driveway, garage, or sidewalk instead of using water. 
  • Use a bucket of water to wash your bike or the family car and rinse quickly with a hose. 
  • Water your lawn in the evening or in the early morning to avoid evaporation. Be careful to water only the lawn and not the sidewalk or street. 
  • Use water only when you need it. Don’t leave water running; be sure to run it off when you are finished.