Buckeye residents will get a firsthand look at how much water the average person uses each day, thanks to the Water-Use It Wisely Tower. The interpretive tower is on display through the month of September at the Coyote Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road.
The 16-foot pyramid is designed to help people understand their average daily water use both indoors and outdoors. Consisting of 120 one-gallon water jugs, the display serves as a visualization of a “typical” amount of water used by people each day in the desert.
On average, one person uses 120 gallons:
• 65 gallons of water outdoors for landscape watering, pools, etc.
• 27 gallons for showers, baths and flushing toilets
• 21 gallons for using faucets and cleaning (clothes washers, dishwashers, etc.)
• 7 gallons for other uses (drinking, etc.)
The traveling display makes its stop in Buckeye, thanks to the water resources department partnership with Water-Use It Wisely. Come check it out and pick up some important water conservation information to learn how you can reduce water use.
To find more water conservation tips, visit the Water-Use It Wisely 100 ways to conserve water page at https://bit.ly/2Lc7n57.
Details on Buckeye’s water resources department can be found at buckeyeaz.gov/water.