The obvious ways we use water are to wash, clean, cook, and drink. Water was also used to make the clothes you wear, the plates you eat on, and electricity for your lights. Water is used for almost everything that we do, which is why it is so important to conserve water and make sure it stays clean.
Did you know: one leaky toilet can waste up to 2,000 litres of water per day?
Materials: Toilet, coloured food dye
2) Flush your toilet like normal. Wait for the water to rise again and complete a flush cycle.
3) Drop 4 to 5 drops of food colouring in the toilet tank.
4) Replace toilet tank lid and wait 20-30 minutes.
5) After this time, look at the toilet bowl. The water here should be clear. Has the water colour changed in the bowl? If the colour shows up in the toilet bowl without flushing…you have a leak!
Did you find any toilet leaks? Your toilet probably just needs a new seal. Get your family to help stop the leak!
What other ways can you be a water warrior? Take a look at The Wonders Of Water activity sheet for some ideas!
Three cheers for flowing streams and sun beams!