What's Your Water Footprint?

For every 1 ton of product purchased, 71 tons of waste was created to mine, manufacture, store, and transport it to market, including vast amounts of water. Reducing the amount of materials created reduces the amount of waste created and resources needed.


Take the Water Footprint Challenge below to learn more about creating change in your own life!

You can also check out our Water Footprint Display to set up at your school, church, work, or organization.

Source: National Geographic

Play the Water Footprint Game

Watch the video below and then guess your answer!

Which takes the most water to produce?

What's your guess?

What can I do?

Take the  Water Footprint Challenge!

Tips to Reduce Your Consumption

  • Be thoughtful about what is purchased.

  • Consider your true needs and choose products that are designed for durability and a long life.

  • Ask: Can it be reused? Repurposed? Repaired?

  • Consider opportunities to borrow, buy secondhand or to clean, repair, refurbish, re-purpose, or refill to give quality items continued life.


Take the Water Footprint Challenge at https://www.watercalculator.org/

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The Waukesha County Green Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote environmental and economic sustainability in Waukesha County communities through education, communication, and local action. We are guided by The Natural Step Framework. We sponsor educational forums, networking events, and projects to conserve Waukesha County resources and to build a sustainable future – one community at a time.