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Are you thinking about conserving water at home? Most everyone has joined the green movement, and you and your household should too. You can do so simply by implementing water conservation practices at home (like shutting off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, checking your water fixtures for leaks, and abstaining from purchasing bottled water). Check out these eye-opening facts that will make you think twice about how much water you use when you’re at home.

  • Much of the world allocates 2.5 gallons of water per person.
  • The average American citizen uses about 400 gallons of water (this includes water used for outdoor purposes).
  • There are 1,430 gallons of water per capita in the United States. Most is used for agriculture; only 100 gallons is household use per person.
  • 70% of water worldwide is allocated to farming.
  • In the world’s most developed countries, $35 billion is spent on bottled water.
  • 2.7 tons of plastic is used to bottle water; 86% of this staggering number eventually becomes litter or garbage.