Questions tagged [water-footprint]

amount of water used to make a product or to support the lifestyle of a particular person or group of people, including additional information to assess the full impact. For questions solely about the amount of water in a product please use [virtual-water] tag

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Does it make sense to save water in cities?

I heard that if citizens don't use enough water, the infrastructure (tubes etc.) takes damage. In order to keep the tubes clean, government agencies flood them with huge amounts of water. Thereby "...
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How much water and energy does it take to produce canned jams in large/medium scale operations?

I'm canning my own cooked jams, and I'm estimating that I'm wasting half gallon (1.9 liter) of water per cup produced, for canning and dishwashing mostly. Not including the water and energy used to ...
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Coffee substitute with less water use

I have heard estimates as high as 37 gallons (140 liters) of water used in the production in each cup of coffee. As someone who is an inveterate drinker of coffee for multiple reasons (caffeine, ...