Trivia: Test Your Water IQ

Ahead of the free screening of Tapped this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Enumclaw High School, here are some questions about bottled water.

Austin Schuver is a 15-year-old Enumclaw High School student who has undertaken the impressive project of learning and informing others about the bottled water industry and its effects on the environment. He has organized a free screening of the documentary this Saturday, August 18 at the Enumclaw High School Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m.

How much do you know about the water supply in Enumclaw as well as the issue of bottled water? (We'll post the answers in the comments Tuesday night.)

1. Which of the following is not a water source that currently serves the city of Enumclaw?

a. Boise Springs

b. Grainger Springs

c. Watercress Spring and Well

d. PC Johnson Wellfield

(Source: City of Enumclaw Water Utility)

2. True or False: Some bottled water, including Aquafina and Dasani, actually come from a municipal source and are, in fact, bottled tap water.

(Source: CNN)

3. True or False: In the United States, tap water is more highly regulated and monitored for quality compared to bottled water.

(Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

4. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if you drink your daily recommended 8 glasses of water per day from the tap, it will cost you 50 cents per year. If you choose to drink from bottled water only, it can cost you up to:

a. $200

b. $600

c. $1,000

d. $1,400

(Source: Environmental Protection Agency)

5. True or False: The city of Enumclaw does add fluoride to its water.

(Source: City of Enumclaw Water Utility)

April Chan August 15, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Answers: 1. b. Grainger Springs; 2. True; 3. True; 4. d. $1,400; 5. False. Sources for all questions are provided with links in the body of the quiz above.


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