“For each ton of recycled paper you save 7000 gallons of water/ 17 trees/ 4200 Kilowatt-hours of energy/ 40 lbs of nitrogen emissions/ 3 cubic yards of landfill space.”
“A person must consume 2.5 quarts of water per day from all sources (drinking, eating) to maintain health.” US EPA.
“62,600 gallons of water are needed to produce one ton of steel.” US EPA.
“The United States consumes water at twice the rate of other industrialized nations.” National Park Service.
“75% of a living tree is water; 66% of human body is water; 75% of the human brain is water.” US EPA.
“Americans flush 6.8 billion gallons of water down their toilets every day.” National Parks Service.
“Alfalfa consumes almost 25% of California’s irrigation water, more water than any other crop in the state.” Natural Resource Defense Council.
“The average 5-minute showers uses 15-25 gallons of water.” American Water Works Association.
Preliminary estimates show that the total energy used to pump and treat water in California exceeds 15,00 GWH per year, or at least 6.5% of the total electricity used in the State per year.” California Department of Water Resources.
“Leaks account for 12% of an average Californian’s daily water use.” The Pacific Institute.
“Bottled water can cost 240-10,000 times more than tap water and may not be any more safe to drink. Around 25-35% of bottled water sold in the U.S. comes from a city or town’s tap water, sometimes further treated, sometimes note.” Natural Resources Defense Council.
“It takes 39,090 gallons of water on average to manufacture a new car.” EPA
“Agriculture accounts for 87% of all the freshwater consumed each year in the U.S.” Livestock Production: Energy Inputs and the Environment, by David Pimentel.
“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”Benjamin Franklin.