Sure, you understand that conserving water make sense. But do you know how to accomplish this? Or from where most of our water supply originates? As part of our Water Less campaign, here’s a water conservation quiz to test your knowledge.
Lawns only need about ___ to ___ of water at a time.
a. 1 to 2 inches
b. ½ to ¾ inch
c. 1/3 to 1 inch
d. 0 to 1/3 inch
The older a showerhead is, the more water it uses. New showerheads deliver 2 gallons of water per minute. Old fixtures can deliver as much as ___ gallons per minute.
Leaks are often silent, allowing loss of water to go undetected for long periods of time. The average leaky toilet tank can waste ____ gallons of water each day.
About 90 percent of us in north and east-central Florida get our drinking water from a/an:
d. Domestic self-supply well
The largest aquifer in the southeastern United States is the:
Aquifers can be thought of as:
a. Huge underground rivers
d. Vast underground, porous rocks
c. Underground freshwater reservoirs
d. Being similar to the Atlantic Ocean
In some areas, water in the aquifer is not suitable for drinking without treatment because it contains:
One way each person can protect water resources is by following the St. Johns River Water Management District’s irrigation restrictions, which call for efficient water use and prohibits outdoor irrigation between:
a. Dawn and dusk during the summer
b. Dusk and dawn year-round
c. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, year-round
d. 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the summer
In many areas of Florida, more than ____ of the water withdrawn from the aquifer for public supply ends up as lawn irrigation:
a. 50 percent
b. 25 percent
c. 75 percent
d. 10 percent
__________ is now the No. 1 remaining water quality problem in the nation, accounting for the pollution of about 40 percent of all waterways surveyed nationwide.
a. Point source pollution from industries
b. Stormwater runoff from lawns, roads and other developed areas
c. Saltwater intrusion
d. Wastewater from sewage treatment plants
- ½ to ¾ inch
- Vast underground, porous rocks
- 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, year-round
- 50 percent
- Stormwater runoff from lawns, roads and other developed areas