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How Much Water Do You Use?

by Staff


Tags: H2O, conserve, water, calculator,

Like your salary and your voting history, there are some things you just don’t share with friends, coworkers, and complete strangers. For example, your score on H2Oconserve’s helpful and fun H2O calculator. Too high a score, and you’ll be labeled a water-hogging ecoterrorist. Too low, and people at work may wonder if that smell in the break room is coming from Mr. or Ms. Stinky McNeverbathes. So check out the calculator, follow the simple steps, and figure out your water footprint. Just don’t post it on Facebook.

Morgan Winters

lori blain
1/29/2008 6:02:16 PM

After using the water calculator I could not believe that I still needed over 1K gal. of water each day! I live in Nevada and try every single day to be aware of my water usage. I thought I was doing well but evidently I'm not.


willow
1/29/2008 6:00:24 PM

While calculating one's water footprint is a great idea, unfortunately these H2O calculators have certain assumptions built into them. For example, they ask about how many showers one takes in a day based on the assumption that everyone showers every single day. Skipping a day between showers can be a very effective way of saving water and our modern obssession with uber-cleanliness isn't all that healthy anyway.