How Much Water Do You Use?

Sheryl CanterThis post is by Sheryl Canter, an Online Writer and Editorial Manager at Environmental Defense.

water dropsWhen you save water, you save energy – and vice versa. Carbon calculators can give you some idea of your carbon footprint, but most don't take into account your water usage. How much water do you use? Now you can find out.

A new Web site, H2O Conserve, offers an H2O Calculator. I tried it, and it said I used 479.88 gallons per day (I do?). The average American uses 1189.3 gallons of water per day, so I guess it's not as bad as it sounds.

The site also includes a comprehensive tips section for learning how to use less water.

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One Comment

  1. Kira
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    That might sound like a lot, Sheryl, but it's better than me — I am responsible for 564 gallons!