EPA Tells Kids to Stop Taking Baths and to Check Toilets for Leaks!

Our Take!

You cannot make this stuff up! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a site aimed at helping kids conserve water. In and of itself, that’s not a big deal. But some of their suggestions are just weird.

For instance, kids are told not to take baths. Instead, they should take showers lasting 5 minutes or less. They’re even instructed to time themselves to make sure they don’t go over!

Children are also told to check their toilets to see if there are any leaks: “Try this experiment: ask your parents to help you test for leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak!”

See the site for yourself, and if you get a chance, play the online game featuring Flo, “the water efficiency hero,” who moves “through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water-wasting monsters.”

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