- how to use less water
You have been asked to keep a ‘Water
Diary’ for a weekend in the previous exercise. Now you
are going to be a water detective!
1. You will need
a highlighter pen and your water diary. With your pen highlight
all the times that you think you could have reduced the amount of
water that you used.
For example did you brush your teeth with the
tap running (could you have turned the tap off whilst brushing)
or could you shower instead of bath?. Both of these things would
have saved a lot of water.
Reducing the amount of water used in our daily
lives is important, to refresh your memory about why go to ‘Death
of a River’ (E06)
• You will probably have quite a few things
highlighted, if you are having trouble look at the Domestic Water
Challenge sheet (E04a).
Choose three of the times that you think you could reduce the amount
of water used.
2. Now you are
going to write a promise sheet about saving water. Open the promise
sheet (E08b2 Promise Sheet), think about
how YOU will change the way you
• First write down the three ways you are
going to reduce the water you use or become more water efficient,
on the promise sheet. This is your promise to help prevent rivers
drying up and dying (E06a Summary).
This is a serious promise so make sure the things you write down
• Now you can be creative, think about
the creatures: aquatic invertebrates B09a;
and fish B09d
you will be helping, and design your promise sheet with these creatures
in mind. You might like to link some of these creatures in a foodweb
• When you have finished designing and
making your promise sheet take it home to show the family.
you are sure that you can keep your promises and remember your promises
sign your sheet, put your name and address on it and send it to
the Westcountry Rivers Trust.