Why Conserve Water?

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Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream
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Water conservation is a big thing, but every little bit helps, so don't think that what you do doesn't matter. A whole lot of people doing a little bit adds up to a whole lot. We must all make changes in our lifestyles that will change the course of our water and its quality. Water conservation needs to be a way of life, not just something we think about once in a while. If we all do our part in conserving Washington's water, we can make a huge difference for the environment.

Water conservation means using our water wisely and caring for it properly. Since each of us depends on water for life, it is our responsibility to learn more about water conservation and how we can help keep our water pure and safe for generations to come. Since we all enjoy the benefits of having pure, clean water, we must help conserve water so that we may continue to enjoy these benefits.

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Water conservation is not a job that is just for the technician, soil scientist, hydrologist, forester, wildlife manager, plant scientist, city planner, park manager, farmer, rancher, or mine owner alone. It is a job for the every day person who just likes to have access to the life sustaining resource of water. We must all recognize that water conservation really is our personal responsibility and not just leave it up to other people. We all enjoy the many ways that we use water, so why not do our part in caring for our water?

Our water supply is finite, which means that we do not have an endless supply. We only have the water that we have now. Ninety - seven percent of all the water on the earth is salt water which is not suitable for drinking. Only three percent of all the water is fresh water, and only one percent is available for drinking water. The other two percent is locked in ice caps and glaciers.

With all the people on Earth relying on such a small percentage of all the water on Earth, it only makes sense that we must preserve and conserve our water. We must not pollute our water because it is the only water we will ever have. Some people do not realize the importance of water, and they are continually polluting it. Only about ten percent of waste water is disposed of properly.

We must learn to save water now for the future. The quality of our water is very important.
Shore Sunset
Shore Sunset
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We have the same amount of water now as there was when the earth was created. This is the water we have, and we must preserve its quality. Water is the foundation of food and life. Next to air, water is our most precious resource. We cannot live without water. Saving water helps to preserve our environment. It reduces the energy required to process and deliver water, which helps in reducing pollution and in conserving fuel resources. Saving water now means having water available in the future for recreational purposes, too. Conserving the water we have minimizes the effects of water shortages and helps build a better defense against future drought years. If we save water now, we are helping to ensure a water supply adequate for future generations. Saving water saves money. $It makes cents¢!

We must save water today so that it will be available to us in the future. We need to think of future generations, people who will not have a sufficient supply of water unless we become more concerned with how we use our water today. There are many things that we can do to help preserve Washington's water. These are not things that are hard. All it takes is a little bit of extra effort, and soon it will be second nature. Save the water, its all we've got!

Uses of Water
We use water for many, many different things like making electricity, cleaning, cooking, irrigating, etc. Click on this link to read more about ways that we use water.

We must conserve our water so that it will be available to people for years to come. Click on the link above to read more about the importance of this.

Fish and Wildlife
It is important that we save water because it is essential to sustain life. This page will tell you more about the importance of conserving water for fish and wildlife.

We need to conserve water so that our trees and plants can have life. Read this page to find out more about how important water is to the life of our trees and plants.

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Over 70% of the Earth's surface is water.

Of all the Earth's water, 97% is in the oceans and seas.

3% is fresh water in glaciers, lakes, ground water, rivers, and the atmosphere.

There are about 3.5 million miles of rivers in the United States alone.

A faucet that is dripping just one drip per second will waste about four gallons of water in just one day, which would amount to 1,400 gallons in a year.

Water conservation is our responsibility!

Water conservation is a job for the everyday person who just likes having access to the life sustaining resource of water.

We all enjoy the many benefits of having pure water, so why not do our part in caring for our water?

Save the water, its all we've got!
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