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Environment - Clean Water

Simple Actions You Can Take

 

 

These simple ideas can make a BIG difference. Take just 60 seconds to check, and submit the simple things you can do and we'll report back on the combined difference everyone is making.

 

Support charities that are making a difference
Groups like Charity: Water provides clean water to people in developing nations and could use your help.
Remove trash from water supplies
Properly dispose of trash in or near water (and sewer drains).
Turn off the faucet
We waste a lot of water by letting the faucet run while brushing our teeth, washing our faces, showering and doing the dishes (some estimates are 60–70 gallons/day). Changing your habits can save a significant amount of water.
Install water saving devices
Talk to your parents about installing water saving showerheads, toilets and water faucets.
Re-plant your yard
Talk to your parents about replacing the lawn with native groundcover that consumes minimal amounts of water, and it will pay for itself quickly.
Run the appliances when they're full
Dishwashers, clothes washers and toilets use a lot of water—run them only when necessary.
Capture and use excess water
Capture rainwater or extra water from your shower in a small pail and use it to water your plants.
Use the local carwash
Using the local carwash actually saves water vs. washing at home.
Water the lawn when it's cool outside
Watering the lawn at night or early in the morning is more efficient than watering it during the day because less evaporates under the sun.
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Did You Know

  • 1/6 of people worldwide do not have access to clean water.
  • Over 80% of the diseases in developing countries is related to poor drinking water and sanitation.
  • 12 million people die each year from lack of safe drinking water, including more than 3 million who die from waterborne diseases.

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