- from Conservation
You probably drink water every day. But you also use lots of water in non-drinking ways.
Probably about 100 gallons every day—for washing, cooking, and other things. That’s about how much you’d use in four five-minute showers. Your personal water usage gets even higher if we count the water needed to produce the things you use and food you eat. For example, about 150 gallons of water go into making one loaf of bread. That’s also how much water it takes to make enough paper for one Sunday newspaper. To make one new car requires over 39,000 gallons of water! Every year, Earth’s population grows, and we need even more water. Yet, Earth has only so much water, and we cannot make more, so we must conserve the water we have.