- from Conservation
How much water do you think you use every day?
You drink some. You take a shower. Maybe you water the garden or even throw water balloons. On average, each person in the U.S. uses about 100 gallons of water a day. That’s about as much as you’d use taking four five-minute showers. How do you use all that water? Well, there’s washing, cooking, and other stuff. And if you count how much water goes into the food you eat and other things you use, the number gets even higher. For example, it takes 150 gallons of water to grow and produce one loaf of bread. It takes the same amount to make enough paper for one Sunday newspaper. Guess how much water it takes to make one new car. Believe it or not, making a car takes more than 39,000 gallons. Every year, the Earth has new people on it, and each of us needs water. But Earth has only so much water, and we can’t make more. So we have to conserve the water we have.