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The facts about wasting water and water shortages immediately erases the passive pictures we may create so that the serious tone to this topic can be ignored, put off, or just not believed. If you do not know some of the details and facts to this topic, then please keep reading. This will help put things into perspective and burst any illusionary bubbles created:

We can all sit in our houses and think very little of this, but these hard hitting details will burst any misinformed protective "thought" bubble created so we don't worry or don't take action - action such as joining a local group dealing with fresh water issues or just write a letter to your congresswoman or congressman.

The old and aging infrastructure of America's fresh water delivery system not only has leaks, but also serious infiltration of pollution that is getting into and contaminating our fresh water supply. Added into this equation of problems are the inadequate treatment facilities of water. At least 36 states have reported that they expect significant fresh water problems (shortages) by 2013.

EPA has estimated that the cost to upgrade, replace and construct a reliable water network here in the United States in the next 20 years can reach 277 billion dollors!

Who is fixing leaks?
How much water is LOST in America through cracks in our present system?

Water agencies do little to fix leaks and some estimates state that up to:
6,000,000,000 (Billion) gallons of fresh water is LOST PER DAY!!!

How much water do you waste in your own house?
In America the reported use of fresh water per household,
per day can average out at 350 gallons!

350 gallons is very high, because a family of 4 should be using less than 100 gallons of water per day.
YES, that includes taking showers, doing laundry and using a Dishwasher! In fact, when doing things right with water saving faucets, toilets, dishwashers, and shower heads, a family of four can use much less on a day when laundry is not done. And a FRONT LOAD washing machine that uses 1/4 the water of a Top Load washer will help to keep the water use under 100 gallons even on laundry day.

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