Five Surprising Water Facts by centralbasin01

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									Five Surprising
  Water Facts
 In some areas of the world, water
conservation is vitally important. It
 can mean the difference between
success and failure for farmers and
    businesses. It can also be the
 difference between life and death
           for residents.
One place this is certainly the case
 is the municipal water districts of
 California. To help improve water
education, below are several water
  facts every resident of California
water districts should be aware of.
1. Bathing is the Number
 One Household Use of
         Water
  Some people may assume that
  drinking water constitutes the
highest use of water in households
across the world. This is simply not
  the case. Instead, bathing and
 showering use far more water. In
  fact, it is nearly one third of all
     water used in an average
               household.
 For this reason, cutting down on
  the amount of water used for
bathing can greatly cut down on a
household's water consumption.
2. Milk Takes a Lot of
   Water to Create
Many California residents are not
as aware as they should be of just
how important a constant supply
     of water is to farming.
While people may be more aware
of the relationship between water
   and growing crops, all forms of
 food produced from livestock are
    also extremely dependent on
water. For example, for a dairy cow
to produce a single gallon of milk,
  it must first drink four gallons of
                 water.
3. Automatic Dish
Washers Are Very
     Efficient
Many people may assume that an
automatic dish washer must use a
   very large amount of water to
 clean a household's dishes. They
may also assume that washing by
  hand will conserve more water.
  This is not the case. The average
 automatic dish washer uses about
 10 gallons of water to clean a load
 of dishes. However, washing these
same dishes by hand would require
20 gallons. Using an automatic dish
   washer actually cuts the water
 consumption used to clean dishes
                in half.
 4. Rarely Do People
Correctly Water Their
        Plants
Most people assume they have to
 water their plants such as trees
 and grass everyday with lots of
water for them to be healthy. This
           is incorrect.
  The correct way to water most
 kinds of plants is to water them
heavily but with far less frequency.
   This will result in plants with
  healthier roots and less water
        being used overall.
 5. One of the Greatest
    Threats to Water
Conservation Is a Leaky
         Faucet
     A leaky faucet can waste a
humongous amount of water daily.
In some cases, this can be as much
   as 100 gallons in a single day.
If all the leaky faucets in a town or
   city were fixed, the amount of
 water that would be saved would
 certainly make a great difference.
      Learn more
water conservation tips
          at

 www.centralbasin.org

								
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