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Water Is Vital!
By: Mo n ic a G H ICU

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Earth’s Water
2%
1%

97%

Salt Water

Wednesday, January 1, 14

Fresh Drinking Water

Fresh Water - Undrinkable
The Water Cycle

Wednesday, January 1, 14
My Water Issue
How much water do we
use when we
brush our teeth
with the tap running?

Wednesday, January 1, 14
10 liters
Wednesday, January 1, 14
How can we use less
water when we brush
our teeth?

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Turn off the tap
while brushing.

It only uses 1
liter of water!

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Don’t wet your
tooth brush
before you brush
your teeth.

It will get wet
anyway, and it’s
not even healthy!

Wednesday, Ja...
Use
SHORT

bursts of water
to rinse.

Why would you
need long ones,
anyway?

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Use a
small

paper cup
dispenser when
you rinse.
It helps you
know exactly
how much water
you use!
Wednesday, January 1, 1...
Other Ways We Use
(and misuse)

Water At Home

Wednesday, January 1, 14
A bath
140 liters

Wednesday, January 1, 14
A 5-minute
shower
40 liters

Wednesday, January 1, 14
One toilet
flush
12 liters

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Washing
machine
150 liters/
load

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Dishwasher
40 liters/
load

Wednesday, January 1, 14
How Can We Reduce
Water Waste At Home?

Wednesday, January 1, 14
No: Baths!

Wednesday, January 1, 14

Yes: QUICK
showers!
Wash dishes
by hand...
...when possible.

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Only wash a FULL load in the
washing machine.

NO

Wednesday, January 1, 14

YES
Replace your toilet basin with
one that uses less water.
Ecofriendly!

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Replace your shower head
with one that uses less water.
My shower head is
also eco-friendly!

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Fix leaky taps!

They waste more
water than you think.

Wednesday, January 1, 14
Did you know...?

Wednesday, January 1, 14
780 million people lack
access to clean water.
2 .5 ti mes th e US p op ul ati on .
Th at’s more th a n

Wednesday, Januar...
Water Is Vital!

S ave i t !
Wednesday, January 1, 14
References:

http://www.alternet.org/story/141751/
how_much_water_do_you_use_here's_some_quick_numbers
http://water.org/wa...
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  1. 1. Water Is Vital! By: Mo n ic a G H ICU Wednesday, January 1, 14
  2. 2. Earth’s Water 2% 1% 97% Salt Water Wednesday, January 1, 14 Fresh Drinking Water Fresh Water - Undrinkable
  3. 3. The Water Cycle Wednesday, January 1, 14
  4. 4. My Water Issue How much water do we use when we brush our teeth with the tap running? Wednesday, January 1, 14
  5. 5. 10 liters Wednesday, January 1, 14
  6. 6. How can we use less water when we brush our teeth? Wednesday, January 1, 14
  7. 7. Turn off the tap while brushing. It only uses 1 liter of water! Wednesday, January 1, 14
  8. 8. Don’t wet your tooth brush before you brush your teeth. It will get wet anyway, and it’s not even healthy! Wednesday, January 1, 14
  9. 9. Use SHORT bursts of water to rinse. Why would you need long ones, anyway? Wednesday, January 1, 14
  10. 10. Use a small paper cup dispenser when you rinse. It helps you know exactly how much water you use! Wednesday, January 1, 14
  11. 11. Other Ways We Use (and misuse) Water At Home Wednesday, January 1, 14
  12. 12. A bath 140 liters Wednesday, January 1, 14
  13. 13. A 5-minute shower 40 liters Wednesday, January 1, 14
  14. 14. One toilet flush 12 liters Wednesday, January 1, 14
  15. 15. Washing machine 150 liters/ load Wednesday, January 1, 14
  16. 16. Dishwasher 40 liters/ load Wednesday, January 1, 14
  17. 17. How Can We Reduce Water Waste At Home? Wednesday, January 1, 14
  18. 18. No: Baths! Wednesday, January 1, 14 Yes: QUICK showers!
  19. 19. Wash dishes by hand... ...when possible. Wednesday, January 1, 14
  20. 20. Only wash a FULL load in the washing machine. NO Wednesday, January 1, 14 YES
  21. 21. Replace your toilet basin with one that uses less water. Ecofriendly! Wednesday, January 1, 14
  22. 22. Replace your shower head with one that uses less water. My shower head is also eco-friendly! Wednesday, January 1, 14
  23. 23. Fix leaky taps! They waste more water than you think. Wednesday, January 1, 14
  24. 24. Did you know...? Wednesday, January 1, 14
  25. 25. 780 million people lack access to clean water. 2 .5 ti mes th e US p op ul ati on . Th at’s more th a n Wednesday, January 1, 14
  26. 26. Water Is Vital! S ave i t ! Wednesday, January 1, 14
  27. 27. References: http://www.alternet.org/story/141751/ how_much_water_do_you_use_here's_some_quick_numbers http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/ http://www.lenntech.com/water-quantity-faq.htm Photos created by Monica and Andrei Ghicu Wednesday, January 1, 14

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