Daily Water Usage: The United States vs. Cape Town
Water restrictions in Cape Town are 50 liters (or 13.2 gallons) per person per day. How much is 13.2 gallons? To get a better idea of what it’s like to live in a city in the midst of a water crisis, we compare the average amount of water used for daily activities in the United States with the total daily water restrictions in Cape Town.
Daily water allowance in Cape Town per person = 13.2 gallons1
Average daily water use for the average person in the United States = 80 – 100 gallons2