Water conservation is an important practice at every age, and it is important for kids to understand why conserving water helps the environment. For example, less than 2 percent of Earth's water is fresh water with less than 1 percent of that water being available to drink. Since a person cannot go for more than one week without water, it is critical to conserve water at home.
Kids can save water by taking showers instead of baths. A bath uses approximately 37 gallons of water each time. On the other hand, a shower requires approximately 20 gallons of water.
Leaving the faucet on during teeth brushing can waste up to 5 gallons of water. Kids should brush their teeth with the faucet off to save water.
A toilet flush requires approximately 5 gallons of water per flush. The average family of four uses 881 gallons of water each week to flush the toilet. If every American flushed the toilet one less time per day, then there would be enough water to fill a lake 1-mile wide,1-mile long and 4-feet deep.
A leaky faucet can waste up to 100 gallons per day. Kids should be encouraged to look out for leaky faucets and inform an adult of the problem.