Water, Water, Everywhere…

 

Do you have a bath or a shower?

How long do you spend in the shower?

How much water does it take to keep ourselves clean each day?

 

Some of us sing in the shower. Some of us daydream in the shower. Some of us get in and out as fast as we possibly can. At Friday’s assembly, Ms Whysall challenged us all to try and finish our showers within four minutes. That sounds like plenty of time. I think I can do it. To help us time ourselves she has given each class a four minute egg timer. It sticks to the wall of the shower and you turn it over as you get in. Four minutes later all the sand has run down to the bottom. If you are still in the shower you are wasting water and power unnecessarily.

 

In Room 20, we will use these egg timers and discuss other ways we can time our showers. We will report back how successful we have been in keeping within the four minute challenge.

Who’s got the most interesting water saving idea on the planet? If you have, send it to me.

Here are some websites to visit to learn more about water conservation around the home.

Water

Ecokids

Tegan, Shafiyah and Deesha have given  some creative solutions. I bet they don’t try any of them.

A nice idea from Connor too. We use to catch in a bucket the water that we waste when the shower warms up when Auckland had a drought and we were running out of water. It’s hard to imagine Auckland not having enough rain!

Thanks Seneepop12  for your suggestion, but I think if your parents ban you from a shower for taking too long then you might have social issues at school as you begin to smell. Pongy children? Eeewwwhhh!!


12 comments on “Water, Water, Everywhere…

  1. You could get a bucket of cold water and ask one of your family members to after 4 mins come turn the shower off and pour the bucket of water on your head

  2. I think what we could do is get an alarm one in the shower and one outside the shower. we could set the alarm for 4 minutes and wen it rings you have to get out and if you dont then go to the main water system and turn that of so the water cant get on until the next person goes in the shower

  3. I think what we could do is get an alarm one in the shower and one outside the shower. we could set the alarm for 4 minutes and wen it rings you have to get out and if you dont then go to the main water system and turn that of so the water cant get on until the next person goes in the shower. so that who ever has a shower can get use to it

      • yeah the alarm will be soooooo louuuuudddddd that you couldnt miss it and it wont go back of until you turn the main water system

  4. since some times it takes a while to heat up so you put a bucket under neth it and when it is worm you tack the bucket out of the shower and hop in when you have finished you get the bucket of water you saved and give it to the plants.

  5. If you take longer than youre supposed to then youre parents could ban you from showers for the rest of the week so that you are saving extra water.

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