Schools use a tremendous amount of water every day, and require water for their heating and cooling systems, restrooms, drinking water faucets, locker rooms, cafeteria, laboratories and outdoor playing fields and lawns. With the U.S. population doubling over the past 50 years, our thirst for water tripling, and at least 36 states facing water shortages as of 2013, the need to conserve water is becoming more and more crucial.
- SEEK Student Site: List of things you can do to save water at school.
- Water Conservation School Site for Teachers: The Water Conservation School, in its continuing effort to keep the public informed, realizes that by educating our youth early on water issues is the best way to save water for our future. Includes lesson plans and teaching guides for K-12, a water use calculator, and lots of reports including “Slow the Flow for Healthful Schools”.
- EPA Region 10, Water Conservation Tips for Schools
- EPA Low Impact Development
- ‘Every Drop Counts!’ Water Conservation Checklist for Schools