Human consumption is stressing the limits of freshwater resources, and is creating water shortage and pollution problems. Conserving water can help alleviate these problems, especially in times of drought.
The water footprint is an indicator of direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer. The water footprint of an individual is defined as the total amount of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual as a result of its own consumption pattern and country of residence. Find your water footprint at The Water Footprint Network: www.waterfootprint.org.*
US Environmental Protection Agency, Learn the Issues: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/learn.htm*
Water Sense, US EPA partnership: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm*
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Watershed management: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/watershedmgmt*
Aqua Pa: http://www.aquaamerica.com/Pennsylvania*
In the Bathroom:
In the Kitchen and Laundry:
The water conservation tips listed above are from the US EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/water.htm*
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Water conservation tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/watershedmgmt/cwp/view.asp?a=1427&q=515392 *
Water conservation tips from Aqua PA: http://www.aquaamerica.com/Pages/EfficientWaterUse.aspx*
Water conservation tips from Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau: http://www.phila.gov/waterrev/Conservation_Tips.html*
PA DEP Drought Information Center: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/watershedmgmt/cwp/view.asp?a=1435&q=523372&watershedmgmtNav=|*
Aqua PA drought fact sheet: http://www.aquaamerica.com/Pages/DroughtFactSheet.aspx*
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