1. Calculate/estimate the resources that you or your household
uses on a daily or yearly basis.
2. Appreciate the fairly large amounts of resources needed to
support your life-style.
3. Recognize methods for decreasing your use of resources.
In this exercise, you will be introduced to various water resources
which are used to support the lifestyles that we are accustomed
in the United States. You will calculate the amount of water resources
that you personally use, as well as, the amounts calculated on
a per capita basis. The per capita amounts are used indirectly
by you because of the manufacturing, industrial, and agricultural
activity needed to support society in general. For the per capita
calculations, assume that the population of the United States
is 250 million. Take whatever figure is given for the entire U.
S. and divide by 250 million to get the per capita amount.
INVENTORY # 1: WATER USED TO TAKE A SHOWER or BATH