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August Water Conservation Tips for a ☀ Hot Summer ☀

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

August is a time to focus on the importance of saving water. Water is a precious resource, and we all need to do our part to conserve it.

In this issue:

  • Fun facts about water conservation

  • A short success story about international water conservation

  • Water conservation tips for your home

Fun Facts About Water Conservation

  • Did you know that less than 2% of the Earth's water supply is fresh water?

  • The human body is about 75% water.

  • A leaky faucet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per year.

  • A family of four can save 14,000 to 25,000 gallons of water per year by switching to water-efficient toilets.

  • Water conservation is important for both our environment and our wallets.

The Rainwater Harvesting Project in Kenya

In Kenya, many people do not have access to clean water. They often have to walk long distances to collect water from rivers or lakes.

A group of people in Kenya decided to do something to help. They started a rainwater harvesting project. The project collects rainwater from roofs and stores it in tanks. The stored rainwater is then used for drinking, cooking, and watering crops.

The rainwater harvesting project has been a success. It has provided clean water to thousands of people in Kenya. It has also helped to reduce the amount of water that is wasted.

Water Conservation Tips for Your Home

There are many ways to conserve water in your home. Here are a few tips:

  • Take shorter showers. A typical shower uses about 20 gallons of water, so try to shorten your showers to 5-7 minutes.

  • Fix leaky faucets. A leaky faucet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per year, so be sure to fix any leaks as soon as you find them.

  • Turn off the water when you brush your teeth or shave. You don't need to keep the water running the whole time.

  • Water plants early in the morning or late in the evening. This will help to prevent water evaporation.

  • Use a water-saving showerhead or faucet aerator. These devices can reduce your water usage by up to 50%.

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