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Save Water, Change the World

The world is preoccupied by oil. Little do we know that a larger problem looms: the growing worldwide water crisis. We need water to live, but we don’t need oil to live. However, a study by the UN foresees a global water crisis in which two-thirds of the world will have a serious lack of access to drinkable water. That’s about 4 billion people!

The United States is the biggest water waster in the world. Guess who is next? Canada. Little do you know that Canada also doubles the water consumption of all of Europe. I am starting an initiative with a handful of friends who see this issue as a thing that needs immediate attention. We are called WaterDrop.

Did you know that the average person uses approximately 330 litres of water a day. You don’t believe me? I’ll give you some examples.

A 5-minute shower with a standard shower head uses 100 litres of water.

A single lawn sprinkler spraying 19 litres per minute uses more water in just one hour than a combination of ten toilet flushes, two 5-minute showers, two dishwasher loads, and a full load of clothes.

How much water is used to flush a toilet? About 2 to 7 gallons, or 8 to 28 litres, depending on the type of toilet.

If you leave the faucet on while brushing your teeth: 8 to 12 litres.

Using an automatic dishwasher: 36 to 48 litres. If you hand wash, usually people use about 80 litres.

Now do you see how much water we use and how much we waste when The average person in the developing world uses 10 litres of water every day for their drinking, washing and cooking. That’s about how much we use to brush our teeth.

I could keep giving you all these facts, but if you’re interested, you can check out and become a fan on Facebook! Come on, we all use water, why not save a little bit for your fellow man.

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