# Hingham Green Week Water Conservation Challenge

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### 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

A. 65,000 gallons
Explanation
The correct answer is 65,000 gallons. This is the average amount of water that a Hingham household uses in one year.

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### How does water usage in Hingham compare to the national average?

• A.

Above

• B.

Below

• C.

Exactly the same

B. Below
Explanation
The water usage in Hingham is below the national average. This means that Hingham consumes less water compared to the average water consumption in the entire country.

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### You can lose up to 200 gallons of water a day from a leaking toilet.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
A leaking toilet can lead to significant water loss, with up to 200 gallons of water being lost in a day. This is due to the continuous flow of water from the leak, which can go unnoticed for an extended period. Such a large amount of water loss can have a significant impact on water bills and is also wasteful in terms of water conservation. Therefore, it is important to promptly fix any leaks in toilets to prevent such excessive water loss.

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### 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

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

A. 46,000 people
Explanation
The Weir River Watershed provides water to 46,000 people.

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### 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

C. 500,000 gallons
Explanation
If you watered your one-acre lawn with one inch of water every week from May to September, you would be watering for a total of 20 weeks. To calculate the total amount of water used, we need to find the volume of water needed for one acre with one inch of water. One acre is equivalent to 43,560 square feet. Since one inch of water covers 1/12th of a foot, the volume of water needed for one acre with one inch of water is 43,560/12 = 3,630 cubic feet. Since one cubic foot is approximately equal to 7.48 gallons, the total amount of water used in one summer would be 3,630 * 7.48 = 27,118.4 gallons. Therefore, the closest answer is 500,000 gallons.

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### 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?

B. 1 gallon
Explanation
The correct answer is 1 gallon. This means that a garbage disposal uses 1 gallon of water in a minute.

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### 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

D. All of the above
Explanation
Using a rain barrel has multiple benefits. Firstly, it saves a significant amount of water, approximately 1,300 gallons, for the average homeowner during the summer. Secondly, the water collected in the rain barrel is considered "soft water" as it does not contain chlorine, lime, or calcium, making it suitable for various uses. Lastly, utilizing a rain barrel helps decrease the negative impact of runoff into streams, which can contribute to water pollution. Therefore, all of the given statements are true and explain the benefits of using a rain barrel.

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### Who said, "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water?"

• A.

Kim Kardashian

• B.

Benjamin Franklin

• C.

• D.

George Washington

B. Benjamin Franklin
Explanation
Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." This quote highlights the importance of recognizing the value of something only when it is no longer available. It serves as a reminder to appreciate and conserve resources, such as water, before they become scarce.

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### 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

D. 2,300 gallons per year
Explanation
A high efficiency showerhead saves the average household 2,300 gallons of water per year. This is a significant amount of water conservation compared to the other options provided. Using a high efficiency showerhead can greatly reduce water usage and contribute to environmental sustainability.

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