We drink it. Clean with it. Cook, bathe and play with it. In North Texas, we depend on a system of reservoirs for the water we need to do all those things. These reservoirs were constructed by the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), the water supplier responsible for meeting the needs of almost two million people across an 11-county area that includes Tarrant County.
Amazing Water Facts
In the United States, a typical American uses an average of 101 gallons of water per day; the average European uses 53 gallons. (Source: EPA)
The average American annual household water use is 127,400 gallons, which is about 350 gallons per day. H2O ouch! (Source: EPA)
It takes about 2,500 gallons to put an inch of water on a 4,000 square-foot yard. Doing that every five to seven days from June through September adds another 40,000-60,000 gallons to your water bill, at a cost of about $30-$45 a month.
Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much electricity as a 60-watt light bulb does in 14 hours.
Of the 345 billion gallons Americans use daily less than 3% is used for drinking; 41% is devoted to agriculture; 39% is consumed by power plants. (Source: EPA)
Average annual household water use is 127,400 gallons, which is about 350 gallons per day. (Source: EPA)