Water Down the Drain

2018, Milliken, Colorado, USAStudents taking action CO

Brecken Sawyer, William Loecke, Regan Craig, Roosevelt High School

The team walked around Roosevelt High School and wondered what they could do to help the school’s daily water consumption.  They noticed the current faucets throughout the school spit out over two gallons per minute. They researched options for decreasing the flow from the faucets and discovered a simple solution – Faucet Aerators.

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This solution was low cost and simple, yet reduced the flow of water out of each faucet in the school.  In April, they installed the aerators on the 40 faucets throughout the high school. In addition, they presented the low-flow aerator concept to the middle school STEM classes and distributed the aerators to each student to use in their home.  The team estimates they saved 6,600 gallons of water at their school and over 4000 gallon of water in homes.  The total cost for this project was only $131.