Water Conservation for Kids
What Can You Do To Save Water?
|Carmen Conservation and her Fixture Friends are helping people all over Gwinnett County use every drop of water wisely. By starting the conservation habit now, we can make sure there is enough water for everyone today and in the future. Be on the lookout for water waste around your home and school and help make every drop count. Here are some tips to get you started. |
|Hi kids, I’m Carmen Conservation! I make sure my fixture friends aren’t wasting any water. |
Take a look around your home to see if you can find any examples of water waste. If you do, let your parents know right away and remind them that saving water means saving money too!
|I’m Swirly the toilet and when I can’t stop running, I waste about 200 gallons per day! If you have to jiggle my handle or hear water flowing between flushes, let your parents know so they can fix me.|
|I’m Gusher the showerhead. Long, hot showers may be nice, but they sure can waste a lot of water! Try timing yourself with a clock to see if you can finish in five minutes or less.|
|I’m Drip-Drip the faucet. If I keep dripping after you turn me off, tell your parents right away. Even just one drip per second can waste 2,000 gallons in one year!|
|I’m Soaker the sprinkler. Only use me in the morning or evening. When it’s hot and sunny, a lot of my water will evaporate instead of soaking into the soil where plants need it.|
|I’m NoFlo the nozzle. Attach me to your garden hose and control how much water you use outdoors.|