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June 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022
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Zeejay Han

WyfoCommunity

"I am invested in the conservation of water and other limited resources and intend to make a difference in my community. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 395 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    27
    pounds of trash
    have been saved
  • up to
    0.2
    pounds pesticide and excess fertilizer
    prevented from entering watersheds
  • up to
    635
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    1.0
    square feet
    community beautification

Zeejay's Actions

Waterwise Home

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Community

Litter Removal

I will organize or participate in a volunteer litter clean up to keep trash from entering our storm drains and waterways.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Community

Eco-Friendly Community Beautification

I will organize or participate in a volunteer community beautification project using eco-friendly gardening practices from one or more of the waterwise activities shown in Waterwise Beautification.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Community

Take the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

I will discover the power of my community working together by completing the WNMC Pledge and pledging to save 99. gallons of water.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 3 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 1 square feet of native species, landscape with water-efficient plants in order to reduce general water usage, and minimize fertilizer and pesticide use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Home

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Community Eco-Friendly Community Beautification
    What is non-point source water pollution? What types of contaminants from neighborhoods enter our storm drains? How is NPS pollution different now than it was sixty years ago before the Clean Water Act?

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    Zeejay Han 4/28/2022 7:15 AM
    Contaminates from the neighborhood that enters our storm drains is any garbage in the gutters along the curb. I have seen paper and plastic trash along with leaves and brush. Sometimes paint and oil also enter the storm drains. I encourage all neighbors to park in the driveway on street sweeper days so the street sweeper does it's job and cleans the debris from the curb sides.
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Collect Rain Water
    Although three-fourths of our planet is covered by water, only a small fraction is suitable for use, and yet growing populations are placing more demands on this finite resource. If you had to collect, store, clean and pump your own water, as earlier generations did, how would that change the way you use it today?

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    Zeejay Han 4/28/2022 7:12 AM
    Today, I do collect water during days of rain. I have 15 five (5) gallon buckets with handles and when it rains water runs off my roof in several places. I fill all 15 of my 5 gallon bucks two to four times depending how long and how hard it rains. Next I pure the 5 gallon buckets of rain water through a filter as the roof has dirt and soot. After I filter the water I store it in my 6 55 gallon polyurethane drums. This gives me 330 gallons of usable rain water. I pump the water out of the drums with a hand pump and water my flower beds during the dry part of the year. 

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    Zeejay Han 4/23/2022 4:05 AM
    My volunteer water project begins today in Love the City of Fullerton. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Zeejay Han 4/23/2022 4:04 AM
    I dug up a pvc T-section in the front yard. I went and purchased new PVC parts and cut out the leaky fitting and installed the new fittings. I waited 85 minutes and turned the water on to discover the leak was fixed. I covered the hole and replaced the parts of the lawn. This inspired me to change out six sprinkler heads in the flower beds from a spray nozzle to a drip nozzle to cut down on the over-spray a typical sprinkler head can produce. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Zeejay Han 4/23/2022 4:04 AM
    I dug up a pvc T-section in the front yard. I went and purchased new PVC parts and cut out the leaky fitting and installed the new fittings. I waited 85 minutes and turned the water on to discover the leak was fixed. I covered the hole and replaced the parts of the lawn. This inspired me to change out six sprinkler heads in the flower beds from a spray nozzle to a drip nozzle to cut down on the over-spray a typical sprinkler head can produce. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Community Take the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
    Water is a free resource, but what are the steps needed to get water to your home? What other resources are needed to ensure you have access to water? Energy? Infrastructure? What are some of the ways smart water use helps the national economy?

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    Zeejay Han 4/23/2022 4:00 AM
    In California that has gone through droughts 80 % of the state's water is used by agriculture, That would be great if California Agriculture accounted from 15% to 35% of the state's GNP. But the fact is agriculture provides about 1% of California's GNP. To ask home owners to conserve water, when they only consume 20% of the entire state's total use makes such a very little difference. It's Agriculture that needs to cut back on water use if the state is going to really conserve water.  None the less I am dedicated to conservation including recycling. 

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    Zeejay Han 4/21/2022 7:14 PM
    It is progressing nicely. 

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    Zeejay Han 4/19/2022 6:48 PM
    I am using a check list to achieve all my water saving goals on a daily basis.