|Hilton Head PSD's Vince Malphrus, left, speaks with attendees at the 2014 Earth Day Celebration on April 26 in Old Town, Bluffton.|
The PSD talked about water efficiency and understanding the incredible value of tap water at the 2014 Earth Day Celebration in Old Town, Bluffton, on April 26.
Did you know?
- One gallon of PSD tap water costs a fraction of one penny -- delivered! Compare that to the per-gallon costs of items such as orange juice and gasoline.
- 95% of your water footprint is hidden in the food you eat, the energy you use, the products you buy, and the services upon which you rely. For example, it takes more than 700 gallons of water to make just one T-shirt, and about 640 gallons of water are needed to make just one hamburger.
- The average American uses between 100 and 175 gallons of water every day, compared to less than three gallons a day used by the average person in the developing world.
- The World Health Organization estimates that globally 1.1 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. That's nearly three times the size of the entire U.S. population.