The World Health Organization (WHO) states that a minimum of 25 litres of water per day is required to meet the basic needs of any human. However, in the US the per capita use is ten times that, averaging at 262 litres per day. Meanwhile, Canada is not much better at around 251 litres per person.
It’s clear that the average household in North America currently uses an excessive amount of water, but surely there’s no harm in wasting water - is there? Unfortunately there is, and if we continue to keep wasting water at our current rate it will have huge consequences for our future generations.