The Hidden Water We Use

05.09.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

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We use a lot more water than we think each and every day.  We use water for everyday things like showering, cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. But, there is a lot of water that goes into so many products that we would never even consider. For example, it takes about 1,800 gallons of water to produce only one pound of beef.  This water usage comes from growing the food for the cows and the water they drink.  Another example of a product that uses a lot of water is chocolate.  It takes 3,170 gallons of water to produce one pound of chocolate.

This website gives other examples of products that use a lot of water to produce.

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/embedded-water/

So, try and limit how much you use some of these products. It really will have a huge impact!

By: Erin Siulinski

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