Little known facts:

The Colorado River provides water for more than 35 million people across seven states.

“The Colorado River Basin is actively running out of water”

“California has about one year of water stored”

said Jay Famiglietti, hydrologist and senior water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech and professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine.

Lake Powell – America’s second largest reservoir – is at 45% capacity…Lake Mead – the country’s largest reservoir is at 37% capacity, a record low.

Federal officials predict Lake Mead will be so low by January 2017 that they’ll be forced to reduce Arizona’s and Nevada’s water supplies.

“It’s not just a ‘California drought’ Read more at http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-california-drought-20150521-story.html#page1&page=1

Showering accounts for nearly 17% of all household water use. One easy way to save water is by installing a water-saving showerhead. Cutback on the next biggest water waster, the bathroom faucet which accounts for almost 16% of household water. A bathroom aerator for your sink faucet costs about $5 and efficiency showerhead about $20.

Read more at http://www.hearts.com/ecolife/cut-biggest-indoor-water-consumption-hogs/

A leaking toilet will waste from 300 gallons to 1500 gallons of water every day!  Most of the time you cannot hear the water seeping out the flapper valve or down the overflow. Did you know that just a ½ gallon a minute leak is 720 gallons a day!  A unit of water is 748 gallons or 10 cubic feet!

Did you know on average per day a home uses the following amounts of water?

Bath: 50 Gallons   Shower: 2 gallons per minute   Teeth brushing: 1 gallon   Hands/face washing: 1 gallon    Face/leg shaving: 1 gallon   Dishwasher: 20 gallons a load   Dishwashing by hand: 5 gallons a sink full   Clothes washing (machine):10 – 20 gallons a load   Toilet flush: 3 to 7 gallons)

These numbers are only an estimate and are not taking into account everything you use water for, such as cooking and dog washing. And, water use for all activities vary by individual.

On the average, every person in a home uses 100 gallons of water every day.

Click here for more conservation tips http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/home.html



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