How much Water is used to Produceā€¦

Some fun figures so you can see just how much water can be used to produce everyday items

After last week’s blog about water shortages around the world. I got a lot of feedback asking about how much water it takes to make other items we use every day so below are a few more facts and figures from our friends at www.goodhuman.com

How much water does it take to make…

  • To make one hamburger it takes 635 gallons of water
  • One printed Sunday newspaper uses 80 gallons of water
  • One slice of bread needs 10 gallons of water
  • That morning cup of coffee requires 35 gallons of water to make
  • One egg needs 400 gallons of water
  • A pound of chicken needs 500 gallons of water to process
  • A single potato? 100 gallons of water
  • One orange requires 13 gallons of water
  • That cotton shirt you’re wearing? 700 gallons of water
  • A full set of tires for your Prius requires 2,072 gallons of water
  • The dishwasher uses between 9-12 gallons of water each time you run it
  • One barrel of crude oil needs 1,851 gallons of water to refine