Quiz #6: Water Conservation

1. Low-flow showerheads help to conserve which of the following?

A. water

B. electricity

C. water and natural gas

D. water and whichever fuel is used for home water heating

2. Approximately _______ of the water used in a typical shower is heated water?

A. 25%

B. 50%

C. 75%

D. 100%

 

3. The cut-off for “low-flow” showerheads under the EPA WaterSense program is:

A. 1.0 gpm

B. 2.0 gpm

C. 4.0 gpm

D. 5.0 gpm

 

4. The average American spends about 8 minutes in the shower.  What is the difference, in gallons, between the consumption of an 8-minute shower with an older 5gpm showerhead and one with a low-flow 1.75 gpm showerhead?

A. 14 gallons

B. 22 gallons

C. 26 gallons

D. 40 gallons

 

5. An owner of a large restaurant has 3 older sinks with a flow rate measured at 2.5 gpm each.  She estimates that each sink runs for 95 minutes/day.  The restaurant is open 7 days a week.  Assuming that the sinks continue to be run as often, about how many gallons of water could the owner expect to save by installing 1.5 gpm aerators?

A. 1000

B. 15,000

C. 50,000

D. 100,000

 

Question Answer Key:  

1. Low-flow showerheads help to conserve which of the following?

A. water

B. electricity

C. water and natural gas

D. water and whichever fuel is used for home water heating

 

2. Approximately _______ of the water used in a typical shower is heated water?

A. 25%

B. 50%

C. 75%

D. 100%

 

3. The cut-off for “low-flow” showerheads under the EPA WaterSense program is:

A. 1.0 gpm

B. 2.0 gpm

C. 4.0 gpm

D. 5.0 gpm

 

4. The average American spends about 8 minutes in the shower.  What is the difference, in gallons, between the consumption of an 8-minute shower with an older 5gpm showerhead and one with a low-flow 1.75 gpm showerhead?

A. 14 gallons

B. 22 gallons

C. 26 gallons

D. 40 gallons

 

5. An owner of a large restaurant has 3 older sinks with a flow rate measured at 2.5 gpm each.  She estimates that each sink runs for 95 minutes/day.  The restaurant is open 7 days a week.  Assuming that the sinks continue to be run as often, about how many gallons of water could the owner expect to save by installing 1.5 gpm aerators?

A. 1000

B. 15,000

C. 50,000

D. 100,000 

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