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how can you help?

The best way is to pay attention to how you are using water. Be careful not to waste it or pollute it.

One important thing each of us can do to conserve water is to not let the faucet run longer than necessary. For example, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Then use a glass of water for rinsing your mouth. There’s no need to leave it running, so turn it off! If you notice a faucet is dripping, ask your parents to fix it.

With only 1 percent of water available to drink, there’s not a drop to waste!

Don’t use the toilet as a trash can. That wastes water and may pollute it, too. If you have chemicals, old medicines or anything else you aren’t sure whether it is safe to put into a toilet, ask an adult how to dispose of them properly.