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Save 90 A Day






The Save 90 A Day Campaign





Did you know the average person wastes at least 90 glasses of water every day by leaving the tap running while they brush their teeth?

That means in the United States alone, we're pouring 27 billion glasses of clean, drinkable water every day, just brushing our teeth.

Add your voice to the growing chorus of people around the world who believe that every drop counts, and are pledging to turn off the tap when they brush.

It's easy to "Save 90 A Day!"

WATER: A Precious Resource
We know that water is essential to life, and makes up 70% of our bodies. But there seems to be so much of it, why is there a need to conserve in our homes and dental practices?
While it’s true that almost 80 percent of the Earth is covered with water, only three percent of that is fresh water, and less than one percent is available for human consumption. Most usable water already goes to creating electricity, running factories, and producing our food.

As the population increases worldwide, so does global water consumption. Many parts of the world are now reaching the limits of their supply.

According to the U.N., given the current trends, "two out of every three people on earth will suffer moderate to severe water shortages in little more than two decades from now.” According to the World Water Council, nearly 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water: that’s one out of every six people on the planet.Conserving now is easy and can only help.

Read more about the water crisis.

A few places to start:
  • Fix leaky water faucets and toilets
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine
  • Compost your vegetable and fruit waste instead using the disposal
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

For more about the water conservation, check out www.worldwatercouncil.org
For more water-saving tips, go to www.earth911.org/water