How much do you know about your fresh water use?

by: rrsciam
  1. 1

    What percentage of Earth's water is available for drinking?

  2. 2

    On average, how many gallons of water does each person in the U.S. use per day?

  3. 3

    What percent of "average" household water use is lost to leaks?

  4. 4

    How many gallons of water will a leaky faucet waste in a year?

  5. 5

    How many gallons of water are used for a single average load of laundry?

  6. 6

    Running your dishwasher and washing machine only when full, can save up to:

  7. 7

    Water heating accounts for what percentage of the average utility bill?

  8. 8

    What accounts for the most hot water usage in typical U.S. homes?

  9. 9

    Which type of bathing uses more water?

  10. 10

    New water-efficient toilets save how many gallons of water per flush versus their conventional counterparts?

  11. 11

    "If it's yellow, let it mellow…" Not flushing the toilet every time can save 20 to 25 percent of total household usage.

  12. 12

    For what function is most water in the U.S. used?

  13. 13

    What percentage of our fresh water is used outdoors (lawn watering, car washing and so forth)?

  14. 14

    One way to conserve is to water your lawn only when it absolutely needs it. How can you tell if your lawn is in need?

  15. 15

    Too much water is worse for plants than too little water.

  16. 16

    When is the best time to water your plants?

  17. 17

    Selecting drought-tolerant landscaping plants that do not require supplemental irrigation is referred to as what?

  18. 18

    Approximately what percentage of residential water use does landscaping account for?

  19. 19

    How many gallons of water does an average uncovered swimming pool waste in a month?

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