How Much Water Do You Use?
Some surprising facts about how much water you might actually be using
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A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
$0.002 per gallon is the average cost of US municipal tap water.
Agriculture uses about 80% of all US freshwater.
68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
It takes six and a half years for the average American residence to use the amount of water required to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool (660,000 gallons).
In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use.
Residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons of water per day.
It takes more water to manufacture a new car (39,090 gallons) than to fill an above ground swimming pool.
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