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#1
70 litres of water is used to grow one apple
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#2
120 litres of water is used to make one glass of wine
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#3
7,900 litres of water is used to make a pair of shoes
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#4
If drinking water and soda pop cost equally, your water bill would skyrocket more than 10,000%.
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#5
The average garden hose pours 20 litres of water per minute
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#6
4,600 litres of water is needed to make one beef steak
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#7
100 litres is the average volume of water an individual uses every day to shower
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#8
100 litres is the average volume of water that we flush down the toilet every day
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#9
91% of BC residents get their water from municipal distribution systems
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#10
86% of BC residents use municipal sewer systems to remove used water from their homes
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#11
350 litres is the volume of water an individual uses every day – this is equivalent to 1,600 full bathtubs every year
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#12
$500 is the average annual cost per household in BC for municipal water and sewer services
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#13
15 cents is the cost of an average shower
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#14
One penny is the cost per toilet flush
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#15
One-quarter of one penny is the cost for all the tap water an individual drinks in a day
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#16
135 litres is the volume of water required every day to feed and keep a dairy cow healthy
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#17
44,000 is the number of active water licenses in BC
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#18
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!