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Here is how we arrived at the number above...
US annual per capita consumption in pounds
+ amount of water to produce each pound
= total amount of water to produce per capita consumption
÷ 365 (avg days in a year)
Pounds/year Gal. of water 4 Gal. /year Gal./day
Beef 58.4 1
Milk/Cream 189 2 1000 5 189,000 518
Cheese 23.6 2
Butter 5.5 2
Pork 46.9 1
Chicken 56.1 1
Eggs 28* 3
Total per capita daily water consumption: 1385 gal. x family of 4 = 5,540 gal.
*Per capita 256 eggs per person – avg. medium egg weighs 1.75 oz6 = 28 lbs.
4 treehugger.org (same numbers as waterfootprint.org, but converted to US sizes)
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