APES Service Learning Project

APES Service Learning Project - Part 1 There are many ways...

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Part 1 There are many ways that a single household can contribute to helping the environment. Every little bit counts to make earth sustainable. One of the more obvious ways of this is figuring out ways to save water. You can do much more such as the obvious things like turning off the water when you brush your teeth and taking shorter showers. Although these factors as well as turning off the tap when not being used, using a plug to transform the sink into a bucket, etc. You can adjust your toilet so not as much water is used. For every flush, 3-12 liters of water is used but if you adjust is such as putting a filled water bottle in the cistern of your toilet, you can trick the toilet because it thinks it’s using that much water when it’s really not. Another way of conserving water is fixing all leaks in your house. Whether it is in the cistern of you toilet or the roof of your house, small leaks can ending up being a lot of water. Nowadays, there are certain appliances that families can purchase for their homes that conserve water. Even when these appliances are used, it is still best to run appliances such as the dishwasher when it is completely full, not when it is half empty. Water restrictors also help to save significant amounts of water. Another way people are starting to conserve water is through the use of greywater. Grey water is all household wastewater from kitchen sinks, dishwashers, laundry tubs, washing machines, showers, baths and basins . Although greywater cannot be used for cooking, bathing, brushing teeth, swimming, or drinking, it
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