Thirsty Thursday

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  • The average American household can use around 350 gallons of water each day, though in some studies the figure goes as high as 400 gallons.  Learn how to reduce your family’s water consumption by reviewing these money saving water conservation tips.

  • A single liter of bottled water takes a staggering 3 liters of water just to produce the bottle; fill it up and now you are talking about a 4 to 1 ratio. What a waste! Use a reusable water bottle to help cut down on packaging and reduce water waste.

  • Nothing says comfort like a nice pair of jeans, but did you know it takes 2,900 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans?  So that one pair of stylish jeans equates to 8 families’ water use for a day.  There are a handful of companies that are producing jeans using less water, so check out your favorite brand’s website before you buy.

  • Junk mail can be annoying and many people just throw it out, or hopefully will recycle it. However, did you ever consider the production process?  Junk mail sucks up 28 billion gallons of water during the production process.  Sign up with DMAchoice.org to reduce the amount of clutter in your mailbox. It will keep you sane and conserve water.

  • There are 783 million people across the world, nearly 11 percent of the total population, who don’t have access to clean water.  This is actually an improvement from the previous decades and the United Nations is working to reduce this number further.