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How Much Water Does Your Car Use?
Posted By dpacheco On July 27, 2009 @ 3:10 am In Nature & Environment | No Comments
Most cars burn fossil fuels and dump CO2 into the atmosphere. We all know that. But have you considered the amount of water your car uses? I don’t just mean washing (although that’s part of it)—I’m also talking about the “embedded” water, if you will, in the manufacturing process. As it happens, bicycles don’t just have a leg up on cars in the gasoline and carbon dioxide race; they’re also way ahead when it comes to water consumption.
It takes about 70 gallons of water to produce l gallon of gas.
It takes about 120,000 gallons of water to produce a small car.
It takes about 35 gallons of water to produce a bicycle.
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 Water: Use Less—Save More: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/water:paperback
 Jon Clift: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/jon_clift
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 Ten Facts About the Water We Waste: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/ten-facts-about-the-water-we-waste/
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