Title

ITap: Convenient Conservation of Water

Location

Room A115

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

1-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

Although water covers 71% of the Earth, only one percent is freshwater. It is imperative to conserve water, but most people do not think about their daily water usage. According to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School, as of 2015, the United States uses 322 billion gallons of water per day. There are many ways to preserve water, such as installing water-saving showerheads and shortening showers, but we have decided to focus on restricting the flow of water in appliances we use daily. Many times, people use too much water because it is more convenient than taking the extra time to turn off the faucet while they brush their teeth, for instance. However, by applying our research to the UN Sustainable Goal, “Clean Water and Sanitation,” we hope to decrease the amount of water students and staff members use while on the IMSA campus. This will be done through the application of an easily adaptable, simple to use faucet timer. A survey will also be conducted before and after the installment of this product, which will allow us to quantitatively see if the product is effective. The installation of a new adaptable faucet timer will be used to restrict the flow of water and save about three gallons of water every time a faucet is turned on.

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May 1st, 10:00 AM May 1st, 10:20 AM

ITap: Convenient Conservation of Water

Room A115

Although water covers 71% of the Earth, only one percent is freshwater. It is imperative to conserve water, but most people do not think about their daily water usage. According to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School, as of 2015, the United States uses 322 billion gallons of water per day. There are many ways to preserve water, such as installing water-saving showerheads and shortening showers, but we have decided to focus on restricting the flow of water in appliances we use daily. Many times, people use too much water because it is more convenient than taking the extra time to turn off the faucet while they brush their teeth, for instance. However, by applying our research to the UN Sustainable Goal, “Clean Water and Sanitation,” we hope to decrease the amount of water students and staff members use while on the IMSA campus. This will be done through the application of an easily adaptable, simple to use faucet timer. A survey will also be conducted before and after the installment of this product, which will allow us to quantitatively see if the product is effective. The installation of a new adaptable faucet timer will be used to restrict the flow of water and save about three gallons of water every time a faucet is turned on.