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Your water footprint: How much water do you use?

By now you’ve heard about carbon footprints and probably tried to calculate your own. But did you know you have a water footprint, too?

The average person on earth has a “virtual water footprint” of about 328,410 gallons each year — and the U.S. has the largest on the planet, clocking in at a whopping 656,012 gallons per year.

Incredibly, one-third of the tap water used in North America is used to brew our daily cups of coffee.
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Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2008
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