Ever wondered how your water consumption compared to the national average?
Well now you can find out!
Go on http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-footprint-calculator/ and calculate your water footprint.
According to National Geographic, almost 95 percent of our water footprints are attributed to these indirect forms of water consumption. This brief and entertaining (watch the duck!) calculation takes into account the water used in your home, diet, energy consumption, travel, as well as the clothes and goods you buy each year.
After talking about the average amount of water used per person in specific countries in class, I found it really intriguing to test how I compared to the national average.
I use 1,451 gallons per day compared to the U.S. average of 1,981 gallons per day. What about you?
Also, underneath the calculator there are a few more interesting and interactive links concerning water usage so check those out too!