How much water do we really use on a daily basis, and how much does it cost? The answer is: more than you think, and a pittance.
The attached article talks about one family’s goal of determining how much water they use, how they use it, how much it costs, and how it weighs against perception of water use in modern America. Granted, this is not a scientific study or carefully collated data from highly trained scientists, but it is a fair snapshot of how an average citizen uses water in their daily life.
According to a recent facility tour I took in 2014, we are charged about 2 cents per gallon in San Diego. Compared to the $1-3 we pay for 20 ounces of the the bottled variety, it’s an amazing bargain. I do think that if we paid something closer to the real cost of water, conservation would get the attention it so richly deserves.
If you ever do get the opportunity to tour a water facility, I highly encourage it. It is incredible to witness first hand how water is cleaned, moved, stored, and distributed to the masses.
Are you paying attention to how you use water?