(CNN) – Water usage is about more than just the water we run in our homes. It is estimated that Americans have a water footprint per capita of 750,000 gallons a year.
That means, every day, every person is using more than 2,000 gallons. So, what we wanted to find out is how much water goes into producing some of the favorite things you like to buy at the grocery store? Let’s go take a look.
Let’s start with the tomato. Just this one tomato here, this one tomato takes 3.3 gallons to produce. 5.4 gallons of water just to make this one head of broccoli.
For this one loaf of bread, 150 gallons of water are used to grow and produce it. You probably don’t think about it, but just to make, produce and grow one walnut, it takes almost five gallons.
To produce just one egg, it takes 120 gallons of water. On average, 1,800 gallons of water produce just one pound of beef. That translates into 900 gallons of water a day based on the average consumption of meat in the United States.
37 gallons of water to grow, process, transport and prepare enough beans just to make one cup of coffee.
For all the things in our cart, it would take 2,000 gallons of water to produce all these things. You got to believe that if this drought lingers on, the cost you’re going to pay for each of these items is going to go up.