Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Turn off the Faucet}

Frannie brushes her teeth twice a day according to the recommendation of the American Dental Association.

Many people let the water run when brushing their teeth, but not Frannie! Frannie knows that letting the faucet run can waste a lot of water. For example, letting the tap run for two minutes, twice a day in a faucet that runs at a rate of 2.5 gallons per minute can waste up to 10 gallons of water! That's 300 gallons a month or 3,650 gallons a year for just one person!

Turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth can save a lot of water. Imagine only running the faucet for 10 seconds while filling up a glass of water to wet your toothbrush and rinse your mouth. That's a savings of more than 9 gallons of water a day or 270 gallons a month or 3,285 gallons a year!

So, remember to always turn off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth just like Frannie! Do you have other ways you like to conserve water? You can share them here!