Water Equivalency Facts

Welcome to the second installment of Water Facts.  Water is life or so the saying goes. In this installment of facts we are looking at water equivalency.  We hope you enjoy these random facts about water. WATER EQUIVALENCY ==================

  • It takes 0.26 gallons of water to irrigate one calorie of food.
  • Yet it takes 26 gallons for one calorie of food when water is used inefficiently.
  • It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.
  • It takes 6.3 gallons of water to make 17 ounces of plastic.
  • It takes 924 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of rice.
  • It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.
  • It takes 3,962 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of beef.
  • It takes 39,090 gallons more water to manufacture a new car.
  • It takes 200 liters of water to produce the coffee beans for one cup of coffee
  • It takes 100 liters to make 2 slices of bread.
  • It takes 65 liters to make the cheese filling in your sandwich.
  • It takes 5,680 liters (1,500 gallons) of water to process one barrel of beer.
  • A kilo of cotton – enough for a shirt and a pair of jeans – needs 10,000 liters of water to produce.
  • To process one chicken we need 44 liters (11.6 gallons) of water.
  • It takes 450 liters (120 gallons) of water to produce one egg.
  • To process one can of fruit or vegetables we need 35 liters (9.3 gallons) of water.
  • It takes 7,000 liters (1,850 gallons) of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
  • About 25,700 liters (6,800 gallons) of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
  • An acre of corn will give off 15,000 liters (4,000 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.