Did you know that the average American uses 660,000 gallons of water every year? Compare that to the average Chinese who uses 185,000 gallons, and you can see just how much water we waste vs. how much we actually need to live on. After the stay at the earthship last year, I really concentrated on cutting our water use down as much as possible. To see how big my water footprint is here in my house, I went over to Water Footprint and took a look. Even though I have low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and take 4 minute (max) showers, it wasn’t pretty when compared to the rest of the world. While I am not sure it’s the most accurate calculator, it still was quite bothersome:
What is your water footprint? Go take a look and see….