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70 litres of water is used to grow one apple
120 litres of water is used to make one glass of wine
7,900 litres of water is used to make a pair of shoes
If drinking water and soda pop cost equally, your water bill would skyrocket more than 10,000%.
The average garden hose pours 20 litres of water per minute
4,600 litres of water is needed to make one beef steak
100 litres is the average volume of water an individual uses every day to shower
100 litres is the average volume of water that we flush down the toilet every day
91% of BC residents get their water from municipal distribution systems
86% of BC residents use municipal sewer systems to remove used water from their homes
350 litres is the volume of water an individual uses every day – this is equivalent to 1,600 full bathtubs every year
$500 is the average annual cost per household in BC for municipal water and sewer services
15 cents is the cost of an average shower
One penny is the cost per toilet flush
One-quarter of one penny is the cost for all the tap water an individual drinks in a day
135 litres is the volume of water required every day to feed and keep a dairy cow healthy
44,000 is the number of active water licenses in BC
80,000 kilometres is the length of underground pipes in BC's municipal water, sewer and stormwater systems – enough pipe to circle the earth twice!