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My Scoop on Water Conservation at Home

Conservation of water in households can be easy as long a you are willing to make an effort to me a change. All it takes are some minor adjustment involving habits, appliances, and education on the subject. Habits that could be fixed are things such as turning off the water while you're brushing your teeth or washing your hands. Also, taking shorter showers and running the dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full is a very easy and quick way to conserve water as well as energy.

Replacing older appliances with high efficiency ones can decrease the amount of water used by about 50 percent. A brand named WaterSense also designs a line of water and energy conserving appliances from faucets to washing machines. Products like these can take the place of leaky faucets and toilets to reduce the amount of water lost without even being used. Dishwashers, washing machines, and showerheads are also among the many appliances that use less water but still give you the same results as other nonconservatious appliances.

If more people become educated about this subject, then more people would start to become conscious of how much water they use daily. They may start to watch how long of showers they take or that they leave the water running while they brush their teeth. The first steps in fixing habits such as these is to become aware of them, and hopefully more people are starting to see and compare the amount of water they use to the amount of water lost.
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This is a picture of a pie graph showing how much water is used, on average, for each household appliance listed. A good amount of the water used however isn't really used, it is just lost because of leaks.
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This house consists of only WaterSense appliances. WaterSense is a company that makes low-flow and energy saving appliances like toilets, faucets, and showerheads.

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How Saving Energy Means Conserving Water in U.S. West: Scientific American

How Saving Energy Means Conserving Water in U.S. West: Scientific American | water conservation at home | Scoop.it

Power and water are interconnected and that has serious consequences for the American West as it grapples with climate change...

 

States like California are beginning to use more water powered energy. They set out to reduce the amounts of greenhouse gases that were emitted. The link between energy and water is not always apparent, but the two are connected between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms they both have. In California today, just delivering water accounts for 20 percent of the states energy consumption.

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Indoor Water Conservation

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Saving water and energy in your bathroom is the easiest way to reduce the wasting of water. New shower heads can use less than half the amount of water but still provide the same amount of coverage and power as a regular head. Toilets can develope leaks in them from many different things over the years. Fixing a leaky toilet saves a lot of water and is an easy fix. You can also consider buying new high efficiency appliances like toilets, dishwashers, and washing machines. These all use less water, give you the same result, and you may also be able to recieve a discount on them based on neighborhoods and retailers.
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This is a waterproof clock used in the shower. If more people had these clocks in their bathroom they could see how long their showers have been so they can take shorter showers to conserve a lot of water.
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Water Conservation

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With most of Earth's water saltwater, frozen or geographically inaccessible, water conservation has significant environmental benefits. As water supplies dwindle, conserving existing sources is ...

 

 

Switching to WaterSense products like toilets, showerheads, and faucets can save not only water, but also the power used to treat, deliver, and heat it. Being mindful of water waste is key to water conservation. Washing machines and dishwashers also account for a large amount of hosuehold water use. Switching to a low-flow model or simply running the washing machine only when its full are easy ways to conserve water and energy. Landscaping is also where a large amount of our water goes to; just about 30 percent of it.

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Belinda Moore's curator insight, June 14, 2017 5:06 PM
Water conservation starts at home.  If the residential sector changes fundamentally then we can demand the same vigilance from agriculture and industry.