Hingham Green Week Water Conservation Challenge

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Hingham Green Week Water Conservation Challenge

 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     You may not realize it, but fresh, clean water is a limited resource. By taking simple steps to reduce your water usage, you can save energy and money while protecting our water supply for future generations.   The Weir River Watershed is classified by the state as stressed where our demand for water is negatively impacting the environment. To stay within state mandated guidelines and preserve the watershed, each person in Hingham is asked to use no more than 65 gallons per day. How much do you use? Click "Next" to take the quiz and have your name entered to win a Chipotle Mexican Grill party package. You and nine friends will be hooked up with a Free Burrito Party For Ten including chips & guac and fountain drinks.
  • 2. 
    How many gallons of water does the average Hingham household use in one year?
    • A. 

      65,000 gallons

    • B. 

      900 gallons

    • C. 

      500,000 gallons

    • D. 

      40,000 gallons

  • 3. 
    How does water usage in Hingham compare to the national average?
    • A. 

      Above

    • B. 

      Below

    • C. 

      Exactly the same

  • 4. 
    You can lose up to 200 gallons of water a day from a leaking toilet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you water lawn, why is it better to do it early in the day?
    • A. 

      It’s the most convenient time because I can shower in the sprinkler

    • B. 

      Grass is thirstiest in the morning

    • C. 

      It’s better to borrow my neighbor’s hose before he wakes up

    • D. 

      The hot sun later in the day will evaporate the water your lawn needs

  • 6. 
    How many people receive water from the Weir River Watershed?
    • A. 

      46,000 people

    • B. 

      1,000 people

    • C. 

      25,000 people

    • D. 

      37,000 people

  • 7. 
    If you watered your one-acre lawn with one inch of water every week from May to September, approximately how many gallons would you use in one summer?
    • A. 

      100,000 gallons

    • B. 

      400,000 gallons

    • C. 

      500,000 gallons

    • D. 

      200,000 gallons

  • 8. 
    How much water does your garbage disposal use in a minute?
    • A. 

      1 pint

    • B. 

      1 gallon

    • C. 

      1 cup

    • D. 

      None. Wait, is that why my garbage disposal makes such a loud, scary noise?

  • 9. 
    What are the benefits of using a rain barrel?
    • A. 

      It saves the average homeowner 1,300 gallons of water each summer

    • B. 

      The water collected is “soft water,” meaning it does not contain chlorine, lime or calcium.

    • C. 

      A rain barrel decreases the impact of runoff into streams.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Who said, "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water?"
    • A. 

      Kim Kardashian

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 11. 
    How much water does the average household save using a high efficiency showerhead?
    • A. 

      1,200 gallons per year

    • B. 

      2,000 gallons per year

    • C. 

      200 gallons per year

    • D. 

      2,300 gallons per year

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