That’s a Vexing Water Problem!


Have you ever been annoyed by the sound of a leaky faucet?

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), one leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year!

That is the amount of water that is used to take more than 180 showers!

So, the next time you hear a dripping faucet, take action to correct this vexing (see definition and hear pronunciation below) problem.

You’ll be doing the environment a favor if you turn off the faucet or call a plumber to make repairs!

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Cool word question of the day: Can you think of any other vexing problems that you could possibly solve?

Vexing: Causing irritation or annoyance.

Click here to hear a pronunciation of vexing.

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