## How Many Gallons of Water is in a . . .

**Car**

It takes an estimated 39,090 gallons of water to make a car. It's unclear if that includes the more 2,000 gallons used to make its tires--each tire takes 518 gallons to make. [1]

**Pair of Jeans**

It takes around 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to produce just one pair of regular ol' blue jeans. [2]

**Cotton T-Shirt**

Not as bad as jeans, it still takes a whopping 400 gallons of water to grow the cotton required for an ordinary cotton shirt.

**Single Board of Lumber**

5.4 gallons of water are used to grow enough wood for one lumber board. [3]

**Barrel of Beer**

In order to process a single barrel of beer (32 gallons of booze), 1,500 gallons of water are sucked down. [3]

**To-Go Latte**

It takes 53 gallons to make every latte.

**Gallon of Paint**

Takes 13 gallons of water to make.

**Individual Bottled Water**

This irony shouldn't be lost on anyone: it takes 1.85 gallons of water to manufacture the plastic for the bottle in the average commercial bottle of water.

**One Ton of . . .**

Steel: 62,000 gallons of water

Cement: 1,360 gallons

**One Pound of . . .**

Wool: 101 gallons of water

Cotton: 101 gallons

Plastic: 24 gallons

Synthetic Rubber: 55 gallons

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