What would you do on THE BLUE PATH? To get you thinking we've made up a short quiz.
Do it by yourself, or get together with friends and family and make it a fun group project.
1. How much of the water on the planet earth is
available for drinking?
2. A thousand years ago the earth had:
a. Much more water than now
b. Much less water than now
c. The same amount there is now
3. What supplies most of the residential and agricultural water for Florida?
4. A watershed is the region of land draining into a river, river system, or other body of water. Can you name your watershed: the lake, creek, river or wetland that your lawn drains into?
5. A first magnitude spring discharges at least 100 cubic feet of water per second
from the Aquifer. How many of Florida’s 32 first-magnitude springs can you
name? How many have you visited?
6. How much water–and money–can be saved by applying Florida-friendly
landscaping principles, drought-tolerant plants, and efficient irrigation to a
typical Florida residential lawn?
a. 20% to 40%
b. 40% to 60%
c. 40% to 90%
7. A garden hose without a shutoff nozzle pours out how much water in just
a. 200 gallons of water
b. 530 gallons of water
c. 360 gallons of water
8. How much do they use? Put the following items in order based on highest
water use (1) to lowest water use (4):
____ Washing Machine
9. For each one inch of rainfall, approximately how much water could you
capture off of the roof of a typical 2000 square foot house?
a. 400 gallons
b. 600 gallons
c. 1200 gallons
d. 1500 gallons
10. Which of the following will NOT improve the quality of Florida Springs?
a. Checking your septic system for leaks
b. Reducing fertilizer use
c. Drinking more bottled water
d. Reducing your overall water consumption
e. Conserving Florida wetlands
11. Think of the cost of just one bottle of water from the store.
By comparison, how much does it cost to drink 8 glasses of tap water every day for a year?
12. Increased growth requires increased water consumption.
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