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How much water does your family use?

Become an eco-detective and find out how much water your family uses.

 

You will need: 

 

  • a pen and paper

 

 

Saving Water 

Many rivers and streams have suffered from lack of water.  Although short term and long term changes in weather can influence this, using lots of water for domestic, agricultural and industrial use is also to blame.  By cutting down the amount of water we use at home we can help to keep our rivers full of water and so help wildlife that lives in them like ducks, herons, kingfishers and of course fish.   

 

 

 

Do a survey of water use in your home 

You will have to be careful to note all the water used throughout the day.  Maybe draw up a chart for all the family members to fill in during the day.  The following guidelines should help to add up the amount of water.

 

  (Litres) (Litres) 
 Bath 80 Cleaning teeth 2
 Dishwasher 55 Cup of tea/coffee 0.25
 Shower 35 Washing up 6
 Washing machine 10 Bucket 8
 Toilet 9.5 Washing hands 0.6
 Bathroom basin 5 Sprinkler 10 per min

 

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comments

  • Whincho
    • Date: 2015-02-17 18:27:28
    • Whincho

    Sounds exciting I & S

  • Pipiteles
    • Date: 2014-05-25 18:38:33
    • Pipiteles

    I am as chuffed as a chuff about how much water we use

  • Pipiteles
    • Date: 2014-05-25 18:38:22
    • Pipiteles

    I am as chuffed as a chuff about how much water we use

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2014-01-18 13:15:27
    • Woodora

    wow i didn't know we used that much water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ospreyas
    • Date: 2013-12-05 17:46:28
    • Ospreyas

    Wow its really amazing how much water we use

  • Bugulus
    • Date: 2013-06-19 18:17:42
    • Bugulus

    cool but it is hard

  • Wildyalla
    • Date: 2013-06-11 17:34:47
    • Wildyalla

    Awesome

  • Wildyalla
    • Date: 2013-06-11 17:34:41
    • Wildyalla

    Awesome

  • Fishesis
    • Date: 2012-11-05 18:03:07
    • Fishesis

    Sounds great, I'd love to try it.

  • Fishesis
    • Date: 2012-11-05 18:00:51
    • Fishesis

    Sounds great, I'd love to try it.

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