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Test Your WaterSense about Water Efficiency

Release Date: 12/11/2006
Contact Information: (Media only) Dale Kemery, (202) 564-4355 / kemery.dale@epa.gov (Other inquiries) Cindy Simbanin, (202) 564-3837 / simbanin.cynthia@epa.gov

(12/11/06) Whichactivity uses less water—a five-minute shower or a full bath? How can you test whether your toilet has a leak? How much of the earth's water is available for human use? The answers may surprise you as you take EPA's new interactive quiz, "Test Your WaterSense." The quiz was created by EPA's WaterSense program and provides an entertaining way for both adults and children to learn more about why it is important to save water and how to be more water efficient in your home.

To take the quiz, players must maneuver the water-efficiency hero Hydro through a maze while avoiding water-wasting monsters such as Sogosaurus and Drainiac. As Hydro, players must answer questions along the way that test their knowledge of water-using behaviors and common water-saving opportunities. Questions deal with water use in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and yard.

WaterSense is a voluntary public-private partnership that identifies and promotes high-performance products and programs that help protect the future of our nation's water supply. The WaterSense program seeks to generate support for consumer use of water-efficient products such as water-saving faucets; certification activities for water industry professionals; and innovation in water-efficient product manufacturing.

More information:

Test Your WaterSense quiz: epa.gov/watersense/water/test.htm

WaterSense program: epa.gov/watersense