Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Water Challenge: Could you manage on 4 liters a day?

Water Challenge: Could you manage on 4 liters a day?

It’s easy to take our access to running water for granted, and the Four Liters water challenge looks to change our perspective on water use.

In the developing world, four liters of water – just over 1 gallon – is all people are able to use in a day. That’s not just for drinking. It includes cooking, cleaning, and bathing. To put that into perspective, a conventional shower uses 7-10 gallons of water per minute.

Related Reading: How Food Choices Affect Your Water Footprint, Peak Water and Food Scarcity

Jeff McIntire-Strasburg at our sister site Sustainablog has the details on a water challenge coming up in October that’s encouraging folks to try living with water scarcity for just a few days. The idea is that after taking the Four Liter Water Challenge, we will be more mindful of our own water use.

Check out the video below about the DIGDEEP Water Challenge, and head over to Sustainablog for more deets!

Image Credit: Water Tap photo via Shutterstock

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

One Response to Water Challenge: Could you manage on 4 liters a day?

  1. Thanks for sharing, Becky…! I’m thinking I want to do this, but trying to figure how you do it without the rest of the family participating… I don’t see them doing it! :P

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