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EPA Wants Your Kids To Take Showers, Not Baths

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The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to reach out to your children in order to save the planet, the Heartland Institute found.

Through its Water Sense for Kids website, the EPA wants to make sure the new generation understand its role in preserving water. It encourages kids to take a shower instead of a bath, and to keep that shower under five minutes. Kids should also be the ones looking for leaks in the toilet or whether their local carwash recycles its water rather than letting it run down the drain, according to the agency.

The site also has a flash game where they run through a maze and answer questions about water usage. The EPA also published teachers’ guide about “water sense.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported last month that the EPA has given the University of Tulsa a $15,000 grant to create a system to monitor how long people shower in their hotel room. The agency also encourages businesses to have composting toilets “where connecting to a plumbing system is cost-prohibitive or unavailable.”

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