South Africa
4640 litres just to keep our schools hands clean for one week!
Posted by Thembelihle Primary School, South Africa on 2 September 2015
we tested to see how much water we used to get dirty hands clean
we tested to see how much water we used to get dirty hands clean

The Thembelihle Tadpoles worked out some extraordinarily shocking figures when they measured how much water each learners uses on average to wash their hands. We assumed that most of us washed our hands at least 2 times per day and we checked and saw that most of us use around 2litres under a running tap!! We worked out how much we use for the whole school and it is a crazy 4640litres per week - that is nearly one big jojo tank!! We think we can do a lot better than this and will now encourage our school to wash their hands differently.. watch this space




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