To find out about past droughts, ask members of your
family to see if they remember how they were affected
by a drought. If you or relatives live on a farm, ask
what had to be done to provide water for livestock.
Invite a municipal or rural water representative to talk
about what their company would do during a long drought.
Have the person also discuss the source of their water
supply (well, lake) and explain how much water is pumped
for use each day. Also ask how much storage capacity is
available, and how much excess capacity is currently available.
Find out where cleaned wastewater is released, and if
this is accessible to other water suppliers.
Create a list of things households can do to save water.
Are the items listed things that can be done even if there
is not a water shortage?
Read about other places in the United States or the world
where there is a constant shortage of water, and what
people do to get water in those locations.
Classes can be divided into groups, with each group assigned
one of the tasks mentioned. Each group can present their
findings to the whole class, or other classes.