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					By : Crystal Oudie
                          - FACTS -
   Over 185 miles in                 - Supplies 1.6
    length                             million people

   Only freshwater                   - The only natural
    available for us in                aquifer in Texas
    Bexar county

   Fulfills all are                  - Home to many
    daily needs that                   animals
    involves water
    ex. bathing,
    drinking…,
    It is believed that the water demand will double by the
    year 2030
     Other organisms besides man depends on water
    whether they live in it or on land
   A decrease in water is followed by a decrease in life
   Start conserving now, then we’ll be prepared for the
    future
   Recycled
    water
                      Leaks
   Water
    restrictions      Low-flow

   Easy
    reminders
 Recycled water is a
process that the water
we use on bathing
water, toilet water or
water we wash with is
cleansed at a recycling
plant so that it is usable
again.
 ~ Large lawns and fields
   can use recycled water
~ Remove weeds so
   water is saved for
   wanted vegetation
~ Install timers when
   watering grass (avoid       ~ Put mulch or hydrotain
   runoff)                      around plants to reduce
                            evaporation loss in the moisture
                                     from the soil
                              ~ Water yard when needed
                             ~ Do not water on windy days
Droughts
 What are they?




       A drought is a long time period in which no
        rain falls, especially during planting seasons.
        They have been known to last over 100 days
        Water restrictions
   STAGE 1 (650 ft.)
      - Try to reduce water
    consumption the best you
    can
      - Washing parking lots,
    driveways, etc. is prohibited
   - You can only water you’re
    lawn the day you’re suppose
    to and between 8 a.m. & 10
    p.m.

   STAGE 2 (640 ft.)
      - All stage 1 rules apply
   - Can’t fill up pools unless
    30% is from another source
      - Wash your car twice a
    month and if at home, on
    grass on your watering day
                    Daily Tips
      Simple reminders for easy water saving
                                        Take shorter showers. Baths =
                                         50 gallons Showers = 20
                                         gallons
                                        Fill up dishwasher & washing
                                         machine before using


Turn    off any faucets & showers
               left on
Don’t   use running water to melt
         ice or frozen foods
   Wash cars less often
   Leaks can waste hundreds of
    gallons of water yearly if you
    never get them fixed whether it
    be from the shower or the sink.
   Some ways to fix this problem
    is:
    - Check if the screws are loose,
    if so tighten them
    - If you’re having trouble or
    don’t have a clue on what to do,
    just call a plumber
Low-flow
     •   Low-flow uses less water for
         toilets, showerheads, and
         aerators for faucets
     •   How can toilets save water:
            1) install dams and bottles
           2) adjust the vacuum flush
         mechanism
           3) flush less often (save 3
         million gallons worldwide)
     .    Low-flow showerheads use 2.5
         gallons per min. (5 min = 12.5
         gallons)

                  FACT
     Old toilets use 3.5-7 gallons per
       flush
     Low-flow toilets use 1.6 gallons
       per flush
Does low flow really work?

      An experiment took place using a
     low-flow water faucet and a regular
     one. We timed, using each one, on how
     long it would take for a gallon of
     water to fill up. The outcome…you’ll
     see.
                      Regular sink   Low-flow
                         piece       sink piece

Time (seconds)            13            44
to fill up a gallon
45
40
35
30
25                        Time (sec.)
20                        Time (sec.)
15
10
5
0
     low-flow   regular
        Regular
    As you can see, the
outcome of using a low-
flow aerator does make
     a pretty obvious
 difference. It took the
   low-flow aerator 31
more seconds to fill up
  the jug. Imagine how
much water you’d save if
 you started using low-
       flow devices.
    Consequences

- Freshwater supply will decrease until gone
 - We’ll have to use recycled water, other
         sources or even salt water
  - More work involved in getting water
            - Higher water bills
On the bright side...


           -- A protected environment
              -- Survival of future
                   generations
           -- Feel confident and good
                  about yourself
           -- WATER BILL DECREASES!
     Remember, your
      responsibility
Is to practice keeping an
Abundant water supply!!!

				
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