Water Conservation

Americans are the largest water users, per capita, in the world Americans use 79.6 billion gallons of groundwater per day. That is  the equivalent of 2,923 12-oz. bottles for every man, woman, and child in the nation.

Agricultural irrigation is far and away the largest user of groundwater in America at 53.5 billion gallons a day followed by public use via public water systems or private household wells at a combined total of 18.3 billion gallons per day. More efficient use of water in either of these areas could save significant amounts of water.

For more information on how we use water in America, click here.

At the household level, the greatest amount of water used inside the home occurs in the bathroom. The remainder of indoor water use is divided between clothes washing and kitchen use, including dish washing, according to the U.S. EPA. Calculate your household water use here.

If you want to get an ever better idea how much water you use, find out your “Water Footprint.

For ideas on how to do your part to conserve water check out the following links.

100 Ways to Conserve Water

EPA How to Conserve Water

The Groundwater Foundation – Easy Ways to Conserve Water

Video – How to Conserve Water Indoors

Video – How to Teach Your Children to Practice Energy Conservation

Video – How to Save Water by Taking Shorter Showers