This is an excellent activity for teaching children the importance of conserving water.
You can save up to 20,000 gallons of water a year by not letting the water run (that's enough to fill a swimming pool!). Here are some ways you can conserve water:
- When brushing your teeth, just wet your brush, then turn off the water. Turn the water on again to rinse your brush.
- When washing dishes, fill up the basin and rinse the dishes in it instead of running water over each dish and piece of cutlery.
- When running a bath, plug the tub before you start.
- For when you are thirsty, leave a bottle of water in the refrigerator instead of running water to fill your glass.