GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Water Waste Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"The average American family wastes around 180 gallons of water per week from household leaks."

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"Household leaks waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually in the United States."

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"The average daily indoor per capita water use in a typical single-family home is around 58 gallons."

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"Approximately 95% of the water that enters our homes goes down the drain."

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"Outdoor water use accounts for more than 30% of total household water use, on average, and can reach as high as 70% in some areas."

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"Water wasted through leaks in developing countries could exceed 45 billion liters every day."

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"Approximately 3.3 billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high-water stress or competition."

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"The global agriculture sector consumes around 70% of the planet’s accessible freshwater."

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"Almost 60% of water used for irrigation is wasted due to inefficient application methods."

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"Wasted food is the largest user of freshwater globally after inefficient crop irrigation practices."

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"Flushing the toilet accounts for around 24% of total daily household water usage."

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"The average shower lasts around eight minutes and uses 17.2 gallons of water."

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"The United States loses over 9.5 billion liters (2.5 billion gallons) of treated water each day due to leaks in its water infrastructure."

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"In developing countries, 80% of wastewater is discharged without treatment."

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"Industrial water pollution is responsible for the death of more than 1.8 million people annually."

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"It is estimated that over 50 billion single-use plastic water bottles are wasted each year in the United States."

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