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As Drinking Water Week continues, East Logan Water District joins the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America in appreciating the value of our precious water supply by focusing on how much water is needed and used in the production of everyday items such as food and clothing.

The water community is committed to the idea that by fully understanding the value of water, more can be done to protect it. For example, according to data provided by the Value of Water Coalition,

* 40 percent of water is used in agriculture to grow foods to eat and beverages to drink

32 gallons of water is needed to make one glass of wine

19 gallons of water yields one apple

1,230 gallons of water is necessary for the production of one beef steak

* 46 percent of water is consumed in manufacturing products to buy

700 gallons of water is needed to manufacture one t-shirt

2,100 gallons of water produces just one pair of leather shoes

40,000 gallons of water is needed to manufacture a single car

“When we truly grasp how much water goes into the production of our everyday foods and products, it’s easy to see how valuable our water supply is,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Once we understand the value of water, we can do more to protect such a precious resource.”

About Drinking Water Week

For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week - a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

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