## Text-Based Quiz

It's Time to Test Your WaterSense!

The average person unknowingly wastes up to 30 gallons of water every day. And since usable water is a limited resource, 36 states could be facing water shortage problems by 2013.

How well do you understand your own water usage? Do you know how to best save water in your home? Test your knowledge with the following quiz, and find out if you're a WaterSense novice, expert, or genius!

1. The average family of four uses approximately __ gallons of water per day?

A. 50
B. 100
C. 250
D. 400

2. How much of the water on earth is available for people's everyday use?

A. More than 50%
B. 28%
C. Less than 1%
D. 12%

3. How much water can you save per day by turning off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and at bedtime?

A. Up to 2 gallons
B. Up to 4 gallons
C. Up to 8 gallons
D. Up to 6 gallons

4. Which of the following uses less water?

A. Taking a five minute shower
B. Taking a bath

5. In the average household, which of the following wastes the MOST water per day?

A. Running the tap while washing dishes
B. Using a garbage disposal
C. A leaky toilet
D. Long showers

6. How much water is saved per flush with a high-efficiency toilet?

A. 0.6 to 1.9 gallons
B. 2.2 to 5.7 gallons
C. More than 6 gallons

7. How much water used for irrigating lawns and gardens, on average, is wasted due to overwatering and evaporation?

A. 50%
B. 25%
C. 15%
D. 10%

8. A water-efficient irrigation system may include which features?

A. Drip irrigation
B. Moisture sensors
C. Rain shut-off device
D. All of the above

9. Which of the following uses less water?

A. Washing dishes under a running tap
B. Washing dishes in a fully loaded automatic dishwasher without pre-rinsing

10. Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population grew by 89 percent; approximately how much has our water use grown in the same period?

A. 200%
B. 50%
C. 100%
D. 25%

A. 2-5 gallons
B. 7-10 gallons
C. 11-13 gallons
D. 14 gallons or more

12. Easily corrected household water leaks account for what percentage of the average water bill?

A. 2%
B. 4%
C. 6%
D. 8%

## SCORING

9 or more questions correct:

Congratulations, you're a WaterSense genius! You understand that water is a precious resource that must be used more efficiently. To learn more about the WaterSense program and how to be more water-efficient, visit the WaterSense Web site.

6-8 questions correct:

You're a WaterSense expert! Learn more about why water efficiency is important and how you can become more water-efficient, visit the WaterSense Web site.

Less than 6 questions correct:

You're a WaterSense novice. But that means there's room for improvement! Learn more about why water efficiency is important and how you can become more water-efficient, visit the WaterSense Web site.

Thank you for testing your WaterSense. Remember every drop counts! Please visit the Simple Steps to Save Water brochure for more information on how you can become water-efficient.

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