Most people don't realize just how much water they consume in a day. Sure, there is the water that you drink, but if we only needed water to drink it, we would not be in the throes of a water crisis. It is not because of those long showers either. What is really draining the planet's water supplies is the food we eat. It is incredible how much water it takes to put food on the table. It takes 130 gallons of water to grow just a pound of wheat. But that is nothing compared to the 2650 gallons it takes to produce a pound of coffee. Because so much of the food grown goes to livestock, vegetarians consume about half the amount of water that non-vegetarians do.
But what can be done about this? We cannot simply stop eating, or give less water to the plants and hope that they produce the same amount of food. So the steps we take need to involve the water we use directly.
This is a link to a survey that will tell you how much water you use in a day as an individual. Look to see in which areas you use the most water and think about ways that you could cut back. Every drop makes a difference!