Water Conservation Key Facts

  • We each waste about 5 gallons of water each time we leave the water running when we brush our teeth!
  • The average person showers for 8.2 minutes and uses 17.2 gallons of water to do that. A little math shows that we each use just over 2 gallons per minute in our shower, so decreasing by one minute per shower will help save water!
  • It costs almost 7 times more water to produce a water bottle than the water that is in a water bottle, per Treehugger.
  • “Worldwide bottling of water uses about 2.7 million tons of plastic each year.”, per Riverkeeper.   
  • “Tap water costs about $0.002 per gallon compared to the $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon charged for bottled water.”, per Riverkeeper.   
  • Water bottles can break down to become microplastics, becoming a bigger problem
  • It can take up to 1000 years for a single water bottle to decompose.
  • “80 percent of the plastic water bottles we buy end up in landfills.”, per Waterbottles/HealthyHumanLife.

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