How many gallons of water do you think are used daily in an American home?
Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 09:10 PM
WATER EVERYWHERE: Six gallons of water is required to grow one serving of lettuce.
17,000,000 gallons needed to fulfill the minimum drinking requirements of the state of California for one day
1,580,000,000 gallons withdrawn from the Central California Basin aquifer per day for public consumption
90 gallons are used by the average American at home per day
53 gallons are used by the average European at home per day
5 gallons are used by the average African at home per day
.5 gallons are needed by the average person per day to survive
6 gallons required to grow one serving of lettuce
49 gallons required to produce one eight-ounce glass of milk
2,600 gallons required to produce one serving of steak
39,000 gallons required to produce one car, including tires
17 percent of people worldwide do not have access to clean water
34 percent of people worldwide do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities
50 percent of the world's hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from waterborne diseases
This article originally appeared in Plenty in December 2006. This story was added to MNN.com in June 2009.
Copyright Environ Press 2006.