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Valencia Meredith

Water plays a critical role in our everyday lives. We use water to shower, brush our teeth, use the bathroom, make our morning coffee, wash our dishes, do our laundry, and the list goes on. Without water, our daily lives would look dramatically different.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American family uses approximately 300 gallons of water per day with indoor water usage having the largest share of 70% or 210 gallons. Unfortunately, our daily heavy water consumption has become strenuous on natural water resources. Many U.S communities are now struggling to meet the ever-growing water demands. With projected population increases across the country, states expect to experience water shortages over the next ten years (EPA.gov). 

You can play your part in reducing water use by understanding your water consumption patterns. Understanding your water consumption patterns allows you to see where you may be overusing water and mindfully shift your habits towards conservation. To learn more about water conservation and how you can establish better water usage practices, visit the featured website below.

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  • According to the EPA, outdoor water use is higher in drier parts of the country, such as the arid West.

    True True. Places such as the arid West have some of the highest per capita residential water use because of landscape irrigation. False Incorrect.