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10 WATER CONSERVATION FACTS: BY THE NUMBERS

  • 2.5 gallons: The amount of water per person per day much of the world is allocated.
  • 400 gallons: The amount of water per person used by the average American citizen; 30 percent of this is used for outdoor purposes, such as watering the lawn.
  • 70 percent: The amount of worldwide water use that is allocated to farming; most of these farming irrigation systems operate at only 40 percent efficiency.
  • According to a 2002 article by Lester Brown, aquifers are depleting all over the world—in China by 2-3 meters per year. In the US, the Ogallala aquifer is shrinking rapidly. In India, aquifers are going down by 3 meters per year, in Mexico by 3.3 meters per year.
  • 263: The number of rivers that either cross or demarcate international political boundaries, in addition to countless aquifers. According to the Atlas of International Freshwater Agreement, 90 percent of countries in the world must share these water basins with at least one or two other states. Major conflicts such as Darfur have been connected to water shortages, and lack of access to clean water.
  • 1430: Gallons of water per capita in the United States; only 100 gallons of that is household use per person as most is used for agriculture, according to water expert Peter Gleick.
  • 88 percent: Of deaths from diarrhea are caused from unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation; this translates to more than 1.5 million of the 1.9 million children under five who perish from diarrhea each year. This amounts to 18% of all under-five deaths and means that more than 4,000 children are dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases.
  • $11.3 billion: The amount of money required to provide basic levels of service for drinking and waste water in Africa and Asia.
  • $35 billion: the amount of money spent on bottled water in the most developed countries in the world.
  • 1.5 million: Barrels of crude oil used for making PET water bottles, globally. This is enough oil to fuel 100,000 American cars for a year.
  • 2.7 tons: The amount of plastic used to bottle water. 86 percent of those bottles become garbage or litter.

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

  • No drips– A dripping faucet can waste 20 gallons of water a day. A leaking toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water in a month. A simple fix can be as easy as changing the washers.
  • Install new fixtures – New, low-volume or dual flush toilets, low-flow showerheads, water-efficient dishwashers and clothes washing machines can all save water and money.
  • Cultivate good water habits – Think about turning off the water rather than letting it run. All water that goes down the drain, clean or dirty, ends up mixing with raw sewage, getting contaminated, and is wasted. Try to stay aware of this precious resource.
  • Stay off the bottle – As you have seen throughout this website, bottled water is a scam. It’s not strongly regulated, has a big carbon and waste footprint and many studies have shown that it is not even particularly pure. The simple solution to this – an APWS cooler.
  • Replace your lawn – Yes, this may sound drastic, but it can be a real water saver. Plant only native and low water plants. It is an especially appropriate approach for states like California where people often plant lawns despite living in the desert.
  • Harvest your rainwater – Put a rain barrel on your downspouts and use this water for irrigation. Rain cisterns come in all shapes and sizes ranging from to small. Let Mother Nature help take care of your plants.
  • Harvest your grey water – Water that has been used at least once but is still clean enough for other jobs is called grey water. Be creative. What else can you use that water for?
  • At the car wash – Car washes are often more efficient than washing cars at home. They often treat their water rather than letting it straight into the sewer system. Check if they clean and recycle the water.
  • Keep your eyes open – Report broken pipes, open hydrants, and excessive waste. Don’t be shy about pointing out leaks to your friends and family members. Be a water conservationist.
  • Don’t pollute your own water – Don’t pour chemicals down drains, or flush drugs down toilets; it could come back in diluted form in your water.

10 WATER CONSERVATION FACTS: BY THE NUMBERS

  • 2.5 gallons: The amount of water per person per day much of the world is allocated.
  • 400 gallons: The amount of water per person used by the average American citizen; 30 percent of this is used for outdoor purposes, such as watering the lawn.
  • 70 percent: The amount of worldwide water use that is allocated to farming; most of these farming irrigation systems operate at only 40 percent efficiency.
  • According to a 2002 article by Lester Brown, aquifers are depleting all over the world—in China by 2-3 meters per year. In the US, the Ogallala aquifer is shrinking rapidly. In India, aquifers are going down by 3 meters per year, in Mexico by 3.3 meters per year.
  • 263: The number of rivers that either cross or demarcate international political boundaries, in addition to countless aquifers. According to the Atlas of International Freshwater Agreement, 90 percent of countries in the world must share these water basins with at least one or two other states. Major conflicts such as Darfur have been connected to water shortages, and lack of access to clean water.
  • 1430: Gallons of water per capita in the United States; only 100 gallons of that is household use per person as most is used for agriculture, according to water expert Peter Gleick.
  • 88 percent: Of deaths from diarrhea are caused from unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation; this translates to more than 1.5 million of the 1.9 million children under five who perish from diarrhea each year. This amounts to 18% of all under-five deaths and means that more than 4,000 children are dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases.
  • $11.3 billion: The amount of money required to provide basic levels of service for drinking and waste water in Africa and Asia.
  • $35 billion: the amount of money spent on bottled water in the most developed countries in the world.
  • 1.5 million: Barrels of crude oil used for making PET water bottles, globally. This is enough oil to fuel 100,000 American cars for a year.
  • 2.7 tons: The amount of plastic used to bottle water. 86 percent of those bottles become garbage or litter.