How You Use Water

Learn how your choices and habits affect your water use inside and outside of your home, in the food you eat, the products you buy and even the energy you use.

foodprint

water in your food

What you eat – your diet – makes up at least two-thirds of your total water footprint. This is primarily due to the large volume of “virtual water” needed to grow and produce your food.


water in your food

foodprint

What you eat – your diet – makes up at least two-thirds of your total water footprint. This is primarily due to the large volume of “virtual water” needed to grow and produce your food.

water use around the house

Average daily indoor water use in the US is around 60 gallons per person per day. Learn where your water comes from, how it got to you and how you can waste as little as possible.


foodprint

water use around the house

foodprint

Average daily indoor water use in the US is around 60 gallons per person per day. Learn where your water comes from, how it got to you and how you can waste as little as possible.

foodprint

water use outdoors

In the US, almost a quarter of residential water is used for lawns, gardens and pools – and in some places it’s as much as three-quarters. Learn more about outdoor water use and how to use it more efficiently.


water use outdoors

foodprint

In the US, almost a quarter of residential water is used for lawns, gardens and pools – in some places it’s as much as three-quarters. Learn more about outdoor water use and how to use it more efficiently.

water to make energy

It takes a lot of water to create energy in the form of electricity and fuel, and it takes a lot of energy to move, heat and treat water. Saving energy saves water, and vice versa.


foodprint

water to make energy

foodprint

It takes a lot of water to create energy in the form of electricity and fuel, and it takes a lot of energy to move, heat and treat water. Saving energy, saves water, and vice versus.

foodprint

water in the things you buy

Although unseen, millions of gallons of water go into the products you buy, use and throw away. So, being mindful of your purchases is an important step towards shrinking your water footprint.


water in the things you buy

foodprint

Although unseen, millions of gallons of water go into the products you buy, use and throw away. So, being mindful of your purchases is an important step towards shrinking your water footprint.

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