At home, the average American uses 80-100 gallons of water a day. Where some of it goes:
* Taking a five-minute shower: 25 gallons
* Brushing teeth with the water running: 2 gallons
* Running the dishwasher: 12 gallons
* Flushing the toilet: 5 gallons
Counterpoint: The average African family uses a total of five gallons of water a day.
(Source: World Vision magazine, Summer 2007)