What We Can Do: Individual

Individual Level

There are plenty of ways to save water on an individual level - and it's very important to do so. It's one of the smallest things you can do to help the global water crisis, and it's very easy to accomplish! The simplest method of conserving water is to take showers instead of baths. Baths use anywhere from 30-50 gallons of water (depending on the size of the tub), while a shower, coupled with a low-flow shower head, uses less than 2.5 gallons of water a minute. Over a year, (given an 8-minute shower, which is pretty generous), you could save 7300 gallons! That's a huge amount of water. It only takes small fixes that accumulate over time to reduce individual water consumption. It's all multiplicative - even if you save a small number of gallons per day, over five years you could conserve hundreds of thousands of gallons of water.

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