Americans drink more than 1 billion glasses of tap water per day.
Groundwater is the source of drinking water for about 150 million Americans.
Learning Topic: Water Conservation

Water is a renewable, natural resource that continually moves through the environment in the water cycle.

Why Conserve Water?

Water Conservation Saves Money.
If you receive your water from a public supply, the cost of treating, pumping, and delivering water to your home increases, as does the cost of treating the wastewater that leaves your home. In most urban areas of the state, sewer bills are tied to the amount of water you use. If you have a private well and septic system, water conservation will help reduce costly repairs. You can also prolong the life of your septic system by reducing the amount of wastewater that goes into it.

Water Conservation Saves Energy
Water conservation saves energy and can help to reduce your monthly bills.

Water Conservation Reduces Pollution
Conservation reduces the amount of wastewater going to the sewage treatment plant. This may mean better treatment and cleaner water being discharged to our rivers and bays. If you have a septic system, conservation can prevent septic tank and drainfield overloads and help ensure that a septic system is treating wastewater properly.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/has/Water Conservation/