Fun Facts

Being mindful of our water use is important. Below are some fun facts about water use and consumption.

2-7 gallons – Amount of water needed to flush a toilet

3 gallons Amount of water used during the growing of a tomato

4 gallons Amount of water a dairy cow must drink to produce one gallon of milk

9-12 gallons Amount of water used on average for an automatic dishwasher

9-20 gallons Amount of water used to hand wash dishes, on average

13.8 gallons Amount of water used during the growing of a single orange

15-25 gallons Amount of water used in the average five-minute shower

100+ gallons Amount of water the average individual uses daily (all uses)

150 gallons Amount of water used during the growing and production of a loaf of bread

39,090 gallons Amount of water used to manufacture a new car, including new tires

62,600 gallons Amount of water used to produce one ton of steel

100,000+ gallons Amount of water the average residence uses yearly (indoors and outside)

300 million gallons Amount of used to produce a single day’s supply of U.S. newsprint



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