How many gallons of water do you use per day?

If you guessed 1,190 - you're right...

Did you know that the average American uses an incredible 1,190 gallons of water per day? We know that number sounds impossibly high — but it’s important to know that the majority of H2O we use isn’t in plain sight.

As the GRACE Communications Foundation writes, there’s hidden water in everyday products. Besides brushing our teeth and washing dishes, most of the water we inadvertently use is in the products we buy (it takes 900 – 1,500 gallons of water to grow the cotton for a single pair of jeans) and the food we eat (one little almond uses 1.1 gallons of water).

The farming and manufacturing process uses up so much water that “every piece of paper and plastic container we toss in the trash is just water down the drain,” the environmental advocacy organization warns. (This means please reduce, reuse and recycle as often as possible!)