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Water 5th Grade
Transcript of Water 5th Grade
Surface water vs Ground water
Where Does the City of Gillette Get its Water?
Where does our water come from?
City of Gillette
Out of Town Madison Aquifer
Fort Union Aquifer
Fox Hills Aquifer
There is only a certain amount of fresh water on Earth, in what ways can we attempt to save it?
How can we reduce our water usage?
(What We Test For)
KEEPING OUR RESERVOIRS CLEAN
Pump Station 1
With Chlorine Gas
Madison Pump Station
Pine Ridge Reservoir
Donkey Creek Pump Station
Fort Union and
Fort Union and Fox Hills Water
Challenges We Face
Water Main Breaks
Pump and Well Maintenance
Southern Drive Reservoir
Fox Hills Wells
3 Million Gallons
2 Million Gallons
West Over Reservoir
3 Million Gallons
Red Hills Reservoir
100 Thousand Gallons
In 2015 we had 10,331 service connections
In 2015 we added 34.9 miles of water main for a total of 341.9 miles
In 2015 we had a total of 2,310 fire hydrants
In 2015 we produced a total of 1.6 billion gallons of water
In 2015 we had 30 main breaks.
Turn off the tap!
Just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime you can save up to 8 gallons of water! That adds up to more than 200 gallons a month.
Fix that leak!
If your toilet has a leak, you could be wasting about 200 gallons a water every day. That would be like flushing the toilet 50 times for no reason.
Beat The Heat!
The best time to water your yard is in the early morning or late evening when its cool outside. Watering when it is hot and sunny is wasteful because most of the water evaporates before the plants have time to drink it.
Who Needs A Hose?
Washing your bike or car with a bucket and sponge instead of a hose saves a lot of water. A hose can waste 6 gallons a minute if you leave it running, but using a bucket and sponge only uses a few gallons!