In our own daily lives, we consume and waste tons of water such as taking showers to doing laundry. However, even if you are water conscious at home it’s more likely that you do not think about how much water is being wasted when you buy products. Did you know it takes 54 gallons of water to make a cup of latte from inception to ingestion? Nevertheless, we need the items we purchase to continue with our daily lives. Let’s take a look at how much water we really use daily.
Of course these are things we can’t skip to ensure a clean and healthy lifestyle, but even with our small daily tasks we use;
- About 2 gallons of water to brush our teeth.
- 2 to 7 gallons of water to flush a toilet.
- 25 – 50 gallons of water on a 10-minute shower and about 25 – 50 gallons to fill a tub bath.
Daily Use Items
When it comes to the daily upkeep of our homes we use;
- 50 gallons of water for one washing machine cycle.
- 12 to 20 gallons of water to run a dishwasher for one cycle.
- 50 gallons of water from one garden hose in just 5 minutes.
Although shopping can be fun, the fashion industry makes up 20% of global industrial water pollution. It takes;
- 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to produce just one pair of jeans. That’s more water than it takes to make a ton of cement.
- Approximately 715 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to produce a shirt.
- 1.3 trillion gallons of water is used each year for fabric dyeing alone.
When it comes to the food we eat we should assume that it takes a large amount of water to keep up with the increasing demand to feed the population.
- It takes about 1,000 gallons of water to grow the wheat to make a two-pound loaf of bread, and about 120 gallons to produce one egg.
- About 1,400 gallons of water are used to produce a meal of a quarter- pound hamburger, an order of fries and a soft drink.
- About 48,000 gallons are needed to produce the typical American Thanksgiving dinner for eight people.
In conclusion, water use is inevitable, however, it’s up to us to try to limit the water we use in our everyday lives. Try shortening showers and shutting off the water while brushing your teeth. Shop clothing companies such as Levi Strauss who uses 100% recycled water to manufacture their clothes. There are a number of ways to save water while still using or purchasing the things you need.
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