How much water do you use daily?

September 24, 2015
tennis shoes

Water helps make everything. That new pair of shoes might have used 2,000 gallons!

Most people in the United States use about 100 gallons of water each day.

People who do not have “running water” use less than five gallons of water a day. Every gallon must be carried. One gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds. How much water would you use if you had to carry every drop?

(from page 40, Water Runs Through This Book, by Nancy Bo Flood)

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...