We all know that there are parts of the world that experience terrible water shortages, with potentially catastrophic results. And even in the USA, researchers from the University of Stamford said we face major supply problems unless around $3 trillion is invested in the country’s aging water distribution infrastructure3.
All these factors beg one simple question. Given that water is such a precious resource, why do we waste so much of it? Here, we take a look at some facts and figures relating to our water usage and provide some guidance on how everyone can drastically reduce their water consumption, without any detriment to our modern way of life.