YWF’s Water-Saving Tips of the Week: Drive Less

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To Save Water, Drive Less

It takes an average of 3 liters (0.8 gallon) of water to make one liter (about 1 quart) of gasoline. Unconventional oil such as that from Canada’s tar sands needs up to 55 liters (14.5 gallons) of water to produce that single liter of gasoline.

If your gas contains 10% ethanol, filling up your car’s 60-liter (16-gallon) gas tank requires the consumption of a whopping 10,860 liters (2,869 gallons). That’s enough water to fill an above-ground swimming pool 3.7 meters (12 feet) in diameter.

It takes 1,780 liters (470 gallons) of water to grow and process the corn to produce one litre of ethanol.


About Your Daily Water Footprint of 8000 l (2100 gal) YWF graphic -YWF electricity

We don’t realize our societies run on water not oil. There is no electricity or gasoline without water. Nothing can be manufactured without water.  The critically-acclaimed book Your Water Footprint (YWF), uses info graphics to reveal the enormous quantities of water that are used to make the clothes we wear, the electronic devices we use and the food we eat.

On average our water footprint amounts to 8,000 litres (2100 gal) of water each day. This is the net amount, water that can’t be reused.

Water-wise choices is all about smart substitutions and changes in habits.

Your Water Footprint:  The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Product

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1 thought on “YWF’s Water-Saving Tips of the Week: Drive Less

  1. Pingback: YWF’s Water-Saving Tips of the Week | Stephen Leahy, International Environmental Journalist

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