How much water do Americans use on average each day?


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Americans each use about 100 gallons of water every day, which comes to approximately $500 a year for water as of 2015. Water usage can be reduced with low-flow plumbing fixtures and water-efficient appliances.

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The majority of waste managers in the United States believe that they will soon face a water shortage. There is currently only one percent of the Earth's water available for use. Water leaks lead to an excessive waste of water, accumulating as much as 90 gallons a day or more per home in the United States. This occurs with 5 to 10 percent homes in the United States. These are often due to leaky faucets or old plumbing fixtures that should be replaced.

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