Almost everyone knows that water is a limited resource, but we still continue to avoid the topic. Are we aware of how much water one person needs for drinking, cooking, or cleaning?
Here are some facts about water, that you maybe didn’t know:
A person needs about 20 – 50 litres a day for drinking, cooking and cleaning according to the UN.
We have only 1% fresh water on Earth, and all 7 BILLION people must share this 1% water.
The United States has the biggest Water Footprint (2483 m3/capita/year).
Everyday 132 litres water are used for Garden Hose/ Sprinkler, followed by 125 litres water for Power Shower (under 5 minutes).
128 litres water per year are wasted, if you have a dripping faucet (1 drop per minute).
To produce one kilo of rice – it takes 1000 – 3000 litres of water.
For 1 chicken – 44 litres of water are used.
A person taking a 5 minute shower in a developed country uses more water than a person living in a slum in a developing country uses in a day.
Americans use 5 times more water than Europeans do.
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet.
So there is one conclusion to make: Every Drop counts !