Water Consumption - those dry hot summer months My mother...

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Please calculate your household's water consumption using this program online: Water Consumption Calculator. You do not need to post your results in this forum, but please post your thoughts and reaction to your results, as well as 2 ways that you can reduce the water consumption in your household My results are as expected, ~ 50% less water usage than the average DWA customer. We are very fortunate in New York to have an adequate supply of water. I have lived in this state all my life and in Manhattan for 30 years. For the past 30 years I recall very few times of the need to conserve water because the reservoir was low. During these times, I flush the toilet every other time. Growing up we would water the lawn less often. I lived in Fort Lee, NJ for a few years and planted drought tolerant plants that held up nicely during
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Unformatted text preview: those dry hot summer months. My mother always had the habit of filling a metal bowl with soapy water that she kept in the sink while washing the dishes and only turned on the water to rinse each piece. Perhaps, it is has something to do with growing up in Puerto Rico. My NYC sink is too small and I have no counter space near the sink. Still it is only I, and my dishwater consumption is additionally rather low because I cook few meals and therefore utilize fewer kitchen items such as pots, pans and prep bowls, plates and utensils. I am rather comfortable with the amount of water I use and at this time do not feel a pressing need to do more although I would flush less if necessary....
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2011 for the course NATURE 100 taught by Professor Degizelle during the Spring '11 term at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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