Many people take for granted that safe, clean drinking water will flow from their faucets... but how many of us have ever taken just a few minutes to think about how MUCH water flows from our faucets each day or swirls down and out of our toilets each time we flush?
- According to recent studies, on a daily basis U.S. residents use more water to flush toilets than they use to take showers
- The largest (residential) use for water has nothing to do with cooking or even drinking. We use more water to wash our cars, water the lawn, water our plants, and wash our pets!
- When shaving with a razor, the average person uses roughly 2 gallons of water during the process.
- When a leaky faucet has a d rip rate of roughly one drip per second, in a year that faucet leaks a total of about 3,000 gallons.
- On average, the normal citizen uses about 100 gallons of water in everyday life.
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No matter how we look at it, water will one day become one of the most widely sought after substances on the planet so we all need to take positive steps toward conserving the safe, clean water we have left and developing new technologies that will help us clean up 'gray' water and improve efforts to conserve water in all aspects of our lives.
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