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Water Conservation at Home - Shared screen with speaker view
Erica Kudyba
06:02
Single family home, San Francisco
apulido3
06:02
Single family home off campus in East Palo Alto
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
06:12
I’m in a house in San Jose
susand2@stanford.edu
06:12
Renting a room in a home in the Bay Area.
sahar hashemian
06:17
Single family home in Bay Area
Steve Lee (he/him)
06:18
House in San Jose
Anne Lum
06:19
single family home, Palo Alto
pamela bernstein
06:19
Living in a single family home in Menlo Park
brian manning
06:20
single family home in bay area, off campus
Thomas Michael Gallagher
06:21
single family, Newark, no HOA
Paty Sobin
06:30
singe family home in Hayward
Vivian Benkowski
06:41
Single Family Home, East San Jose, near foothills
Leigh Wang
06:50
Single family home in San Mateo county
stanley gu
16:35
Plan to come back at 12:48 pm
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
17:27
I have what must be a very slow leak in my bathroom sink. I don’t see a drip, but I see the water stain from what must be a drip.
pamela bernstein
17:43
as a long-term homeowner, all of these potential problems have already been taken care of!
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
18:49
We found that our dog was bumping one of the valves on our outside watering system and making a very slow leak to our drip system.
Anne Lum
18:50
nothing found -- I'm always on the lookout for water sounds and drips
Erica Kudyba
18:55
Leaks in sink are unfortunately common. We'll have a poll question later on to find out how much water can be saved if a leaky fixture is fixed!
mohammed rahman
19:11
I feel like the toilet takes forever to refill after a flush. Is it just old or is the hissing indicative of wastefulness?
Naheed Zaheer
19:24
Bathroom toilet does arising sound sound after a flush but goes away after a few minutes
Naheed Zaheer
19:33
*hissing
dawn billman
20:02
I noticed water around the water heater.
Grisel Arrue
23:48
1 cup or 2 cups?
Erica Kudyba
24:31
Let's regroup at 1:00pm
Erica Kudyba
25:23
Time how long it takes your faucet or shower to fill either 1 or 2 cups
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
26:43
I have a question more about water usage and how to avoid needless waste. I live in a 2-story house and I feel that a lot of water is wasted in the morning when waiting for the shower water to get hot. Is there any remedy for that?
Grisel Arrue
27:06
00:04:42
brian manning
28:00
4 cups = 8.4 seconds
Vivian Benkowski
28:35
2 cups, 1 sec
Naheed Zaheer
28:52
15 seconds for 1 (measuring) cup (shower-1); 10 seconds for the 2nd shower
Leigh Wang
29:18
2 Cups = 1.85 sec
Nadine Brandon
29:30
I am in my office, so I have been unable to participate in the activities.
Anne Lum
29:57
That was disturbingly fast. I have two showerheads - even with the "eco" setting the fill was 2 cups in 2.5 seconds.
Erica Kudyba
30:37
Nadine, sorry to hear you aren't able to participate. Hopefully you'll be able to do these activities when you're back at home.
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
30:59
I filled one cup in 12 seconds.
sahar hashemian
31:43
2 cups = 7 seconds
Thomas Michael Gallagher
32:42
2 cups, 5 seconds
Erica Kudyba
33:08
https://nineplanets.org/unit-conversion/volume-flow-rate-conversion/
susand2@stanford.edu
34:29
What is the goal?
Erica Kudyba
35:00
The goal is to find the flow rate of your fixture. Stanley will review the common flow rates soon.
susand2@stanford.edu
35:12
What is a good flow rate?
Naheed Zaheer
35:25
Could you help me with that?
Erica Kudyba
38:39
Naheed, filling 1 cup in 15 sec would be about .225 gal/min
sahar hashemian
42:44
Will this presentation be sent to us afterwards?
Erica Kudyba
44:04
Yes, the presentation and the links will be provided after.
Anne Lum
46:47
how do you tell how much water your toilet uses?
susand2@stanford.edu
47:22
I have this problem - blue leaks out. Can anyone replace the flap?
Grisel Arrue
49:10
I heard if you fill up a 2-liter bottle with water and put it in the tank, it will reduce the water consumption as well.
Erica Kudyba
51:08
Yes, that is also an option. Just be sure to have it secured so it doesn't move in the tank and then block moving parts (flush valve, chain, fill valve, etc)
Nancy Mccarthy
51:45
Any resource for rain water collecting system?
Naheed Zaheer
53:56
Is turning off computer mean shutting it down?
susand2@stanford.edu
55:16
Replace the flapper on the toilet!
Erica Kudyba
55:17
I'm not a computer expert, but I think if you are using a laptop and just close the top, that it won't completely turn off, but rather enter a low power mode.
brian manning
55:30
I'll work on the shorter showers for a month
Thomas Michael Gallagher
55:34
navy shower, shower flushing, too
Anne Lum
55:41
turn off one of my two showerheads
apulido3
55:44
Saving cold shower water while waiting for it to warm
pamela bernstein
55:50
During worst of drought a while back we had a bucket in the shower while water heating; time to put it back in.
Vivian Benkowski
55:53
Check flow rates on each faucet
Grisel Arrue
55:56
I will check the meter
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
55:57
I am trying to investigate using native California grasses in my yard landscaping
Naheed Zaheer
56:01
Shorter showers
mohammed rahman
56:03
Cold showers
dawn billman
56:05
This is really helpful info
Erica Kudyba
56:25
All great efforts!
Anne Lum
56:52
great activities and presentation!
pamela bernstein
57:06
look forward to receiving all the resources online
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
57:08
We switched to pavers in our front yard thinking that rain water would be able to trickle down to the aquifer. Is that right?
Naheed Zaheer
57:12
Lots of good info; need to digest it slowly :)
Naheed Zaheer
57:16
Thank you
Nadine Brandon
57:43
can we get copy of presentation slides?
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
58:16
I’ve heard of using a dry creek bed to catch water off the roof of a house.
Kathy
58:23
How much more efficient is a tankless water heater compared to a traditional one?
Anne Lum
58:57
can you talk about graywater systems for irrigation?
Maria Manzanilla-Owen
59:38
We have a tankless, it is more efficient, but does not necessarily save water, more saves electricity.
Nadine Brandon
01:00:21
I would be interested in the tankless water heater question too.
Grisel Arrue
01:00:26
Collecting water from the rain to use it on your garden and plants also helps.
Grisel Arrue
01:01:05
So many things we can do to save water. Thanks for all the ideas
Kathy
01:01:20
thx!
susand2@stanford.edu
01:01:24
thank you!
Grisel Arrue
01:01:26
Happy Holidays everyone!