Down the Drain: Home Water Conservation Quiz

How much water are you washing away? Take our quiz to find out.


| July/August 2004


1. How much water is saved with a low-flow showerhead?
a) 1 gallon per minute
b) 4 gallons per minute
c) 6 gallons per minute

2. How much water can a leaky toilet waste?
a) 80 gallons per day
b) 1,000 gallons per day
c) 4,000 gallons per day

3. True or false? Filling the tub half full for a bath saves up to 40 gallons of water.

4. Newer model faucets (or those with a flow restrictor) save how much water?
a) 2 gallons per day
b) .5 gallons per minute
c) 2 to 5 gallons per use

5. Which is a good way to save water?
a) Use shower and sink water on indoor plants or gardens.
b) Use the garbage disposal less often.
c) Run only full loads of dishes in the dishwasher.
d) All of the above.

Answers





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