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Thirsty Thursday

Conservation and consciousness

Did you know that an average person uses 80-100 gallons of water a day?  That may not seem like much but over the week, month the amount of water used by a person is tremendous! Conserving water is easy when we become conscious of how we are using it. Here are some things to keep in mind when being water conscious: 

  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shaving. 

  • Keep the water off when washing dishes until it’s time to rinse. 

  • Take a shorter shower. EPA data reports an average showerhead releases 2.5 gallons of water per minute so aim for 5-10 minute showers. 

  • Run the washer and dishwashers when they are full.

For more information on calculating your water usage visit Water Calculator.

Water pouring down

Todays activity includes:

Snap a pic of ways you are conserving and being conscious of the water you are using. Whether that be showing us your cool reusable water bottle or the amount of water you've drank for the day, post it on your social media using the hashtag #ResilientCSUSB!

Cool tip:

While being conscious of the amount of water we are using daily, it is also important to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water throughout the day promotes healthy skin and lubricates your joints. Take the time to quench your thirst today! Instead of bottled water, fill the reusable bottles with filtered water and take them with you. Cut up fruits/vegetables, mint, herbs, tea bags may be added into the water to flavor it without the added calories.