Subject Earth Science Environmental Science

Question

Water Usage and Conservation Exercise

Locate a dripping water faucet (or set a faucet to drip). Collect the water that drips from the faucet over a selected period of time (in a container sufficient to hold the water). Calculate the amount of water (in gallons) lost per unit time. Calculate how much water would be lost in one year from this drip.

Determine the cost of water per thousand gallons of water (from local water board or a water bill). Calculate the cost of the drip per year from the information you have.

Determine the amount and cost of the water you use in taking your shower regularly. You will need to set the shower faucet as you normally do; record the time in minutes it takes you to shower; determine the amount of water used (by catching it and measuring it somehow) in one minute; and then calculate the savings per year using the procedure outlined above for the dripping faucet.

Lastly you are to measure the amount of water used by taking your regular shower and comparing it with the amount of water consumed in taking a “military shower” (alternately turn the water off and on to save as much water as you can).

Calculate the cost of water for one year to take your regular shower versus a military shower.

Now write a 2-page paper (1" margins, 12 point font, double spaced) on your experience doing this activity. Also include the log of all of the data that you collected and the calculations; be complete as possible (this list is not part of the 2 page paper!)

Solution Preview

This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.

When I conducted the drip and shower activities, I knew that the exercises were meant as tests on water conservation. However, I did not realize the amount of money a home owner could save by eliminating the number of dripping faucets and reducing the amount of time used for showers. When conducting the drip experiment, I set the faucet to drip at approximately one drip per second. In a six minute interval, the faucet dripped four ounces of water....

This is only a preview of the solution. Please use the purchase button to see the entire solution

Related Homework Solutions

The Sloss Music and Art Festival (700 words)
Homework Solution
$25.00
Music
Art
Sloss Festival
Tradition
Diversity
Culture
Innovations
Celebrations
Partnerships
Attractions
City Life
USA
Magic
Iron and Steel Production
Talents
Renewable Energy and the Environment: NASA Carbon Cycle
Homework Solution
$23.00
Removable Energy
Environment
Earth Science
NASA Carbon Cycle
Hemisphere
Ice Sheets
Plant Growth
Energy
Temperature
Humidity
Scientists
Global Climate
Water Vapor
Carbon Dioxide
Chemical Reactions
Climate Change Discussion
Homework Solution
$18.00
Climate Changes
Environment
Earth Science
Sunspot Cycles
Solar Activity
Magnetic Fields
Gas Ejections
Global Warming
Debate
Discussion
Studies
Research
Get help from a qualified tutor
Live Chats