Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It’s Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish {Ways to Protect and Conserve Groundwater – Fix the Drip}

Frannie is continuing to work her way through The Groundwater Foundation's Top 10 List of Ways to Protect and Conserve Groundwater at Home.  This week is dedicated to fixing leaks around the house.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency a leaky faucet that drips one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year!  Frannie is going to check all the faucets, fixtures, toilets, and taps in her house for leaks.  She is also going to make sure they are fixed right away.  Frannie also wants to install water conserving methods, like a low-flow shower head or an aerator (a small tool that can be screwed on the faucet head that decreases the amount of gallons per minute that flow out of a faucet).

Check out Frannie's previous blog, Water Leak Detectives, for how to find leaks around your home!

Make sure to share with your parents/guardians if you find any leaks or faucets without aerators during your investigation.  Frannie found a faucet in her bathroom without an aerator, she went to the hardware store and bought an aerator and carefully followed the instructions on the packaging.

Tune in next week to continue Frannie's series and learn how to wash smarter!