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1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Sense Quiz 1. The average family of four uses approximately gallons of water per day? A. 50 B. 100 C. 250 D How much of the water on earth is available for people's everyday use? A. More than 50% B. 28% C. Less than 1% D. 12% 3. How much water can you save per day by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and at bedtime? A. Up to 2 gallons B. Up to 4 gallons C. Up to 8 gallons D. Up to 6 gallons 4. Which of the following uses less water? A. Taking a five minute shower B. Taking a bath 5. In the average household, which of the following wastes the MOST water per day? A. Running the tap while washing dishes B. Using a garbage disposal C. A leaky toilet D. Long showers 6. How much water is saved per flush with a high-efficiency toilet? A. 0.6 to 1.9 gallons B. 2.2 to 5.7 gallons C. More than 6 gallons 7. How much water used for irrigating lawns and gardens, on average, is wasted due to overwatering and evaporation? A. 50% B. 25% C. 15% D. 10%

2 8. A water-efficient irrigation system may include which features? A. Drip irrigation B. Moisture sensors C. Rain shut-off device D. All of the above 9. Which of the following uses less water? A. Washing dishes under a running tap B. Washing dishes in a fully loaded automatic dishwasher without pre-rinsing 10. Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population grew by 89 percent; approximately how much has our water use grown in the same period? A. 200% B. 50% C. 100% D. 25% 11. High-efficiency washing machines save about how much water per load compared to traditional models? A. 2-5 gallons B gallons C gallons D. 14 gallons or more 12. Easily corrected household water leaks account for what percentage of the average water bill? A. 2% B. 4% C. 6% D. 8% Answer Key 1. D It may seem hard to believe, but the average person uses 100 gallons of water each day that's enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses. This water use can easily be cut by as much as 30 percent if American households took a few simple steps to use water more efficiently. 2. C About 75 percent of the earth's surface is covered by water, but less than 1 percent of this is available for people to use. The rest is salt water, locked in inaccessible locations underground, or is frozen in polar ice caps and glaciers. 3. C The average bathroom faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute; by simply turning the tap off, you can save more than 100 gallons of water per person each month. 4. A Taking a five minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons of water, while a full tub requires about 70 gallons. If you take a bath, stopper the drain immediately and adjust the temperature as you fill the tub.

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