Friday Quickie: Take your Water Footprint! (& Improve your habits, dammit!)
Although water problems may seem foreign to us, water conservation is still essential here in our hometown. As we pointed out on our Twitter feed, yesterday (March 22) was World Water Day, which focuses on the sustainability & importance of freshwater.
Assess your household’s water usage with the Water Footprint Calculator. It’s a fun and interactive quiz that asks you a variety of questions (I switched answers just to see their other cartoons!) The average American uses 1190 gallons of water per day!
Readers, share with us in the comments how much water you use. How do you plan on reducing your water use? Turning off the faucet or shower? Switch to bar soap? I’ll start by confessing: I use 614 gallons/day (according to the calc) but definitely could turn off the water more while showering.
Pic courtesy of laist.