Water is so much a part of our daily lives that, like the air we breathe, we take it for granted.
Each day on average we use:
- 30-40 gallons per bath
- 7-9 gallons per minute per shower
- 3-4 gallons per toilet flush
- 1 or more gallons to brush our teeth
- 25 gallons to wash dishes by machine
- 30 gallons to wash one load of clothes
- In house use averages 40-60 gallons per person, per day!
To produce our food it takes:
- 150 gallons for 1 loaf of bread
- 125 gallons for 1 pound of tomatoes
- 22 gallons for 1 pound of potatoes
- 37 gallons for 1 bushel of corn
- To produce an egg takes 120 gallons, and for a quart of milk, 223 gallons. Irrigated agriculture uses an average of 2 1/2 acre feet of water per acre, measured at the point of diversion from the stream.
There is a constant supply of water on this earth — no more no less. Please use it wisely!
(Information obtained from the Colorado River Water Conservation District brochure.)