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 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!) Save this file as a Word file (doc) and upload it into the Assignment Dropbox location for this Module.
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