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Impact of Training Program to Rationalize Consumption of Domestic Water Usages

Mohammad Said Damanhouri1
  • 1 Department of Finance and Administrative Sciences, Princess’s Alia University College, Al-Balqaa’ Applied University, Amman 11194, Jordan

Abstract

Problem statement: Reducing water consumption in terms of scarcity of water in Jordan which needs to rationalize consumption of the domestic water usages by some families in Amman-Jordan. Approach: This study aimed to decrease water consumption in household usages and to involve and encouraging the pioneer students in voluntary efforts to reduce domestic water. The study sample consisted of 121 female students of Princess’ Alia University College represented 121 Jordanian families in Amman. They trained to reduce flow of water and the time during usage water in kitchen; toilet; bathroom; washing cars; and to put a plastic bottle full of half liter of water in the toilet’s water tank. Economical and social variables of families were obtained from special questionnaire of this study, data were formed from previous measurements and information; the data analyzed throughout a simple statistical approach. Results: The families whom represented this study sample have positively responded for the proposed program; through reducing water consumption in domestic usages. The most important factor effects on rationalized water consumption are: Average monthly income, average family members, average of family members ages, the size of water tank of the toilet, size of shower used. Conclusion/Recommendations: The study concluded that the amount of preserved water in a bathroom may reach 25%, in kitchen 29, in toilet 10%, in washing cars 9%, of water consumption before implementation program at each of the previous sectors. The total amount of preserved water in Amman may reach to 11 million cubic meters annually. The study recommends implementing this simple program on the whole of Jordanian families as much as possible and encouraging the Jordanian citizens to use different tools, means, programs that may control water consumption and to recycle the used water as possible.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 8, 2012, 1188-1193

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.1188.1193

Submitted On: 17 February 2012 Published On: 20 June 2012

How to Cite: Damanhouri, M. S. (2012). Impact of Training Program to Rationalize Consumption of Domestic Water Usages. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(8), 1188-1193. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.1188.1193

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Keywords

  • Social variables
  • field measurements
  • amman may
  • preserved water
  • water deficit
  • different tools
  • monthly consumption