A kilogram (2.2 lbs) of hamburger or steak |
20,500 liters (5,400 gal.) of water |

1 lb. of bread |
500 gallons of water |

8 oz. of chicken |
330 gallons of water |

1 egg |
Over 100 gallons of water |

8 fl. oz. of milk |
48 gallons of water |

2 oz. of pasta |
36 gallons of water |

1 serving (4.6 oz.) of oranges |
14 gallons of water |

1 serving (4.3 oz.) of tomatoes |
8 gallons of water |

A typical American Thanksgiving dinner for six people |
Over 30,000 gallons of water |

Refine one gallon of crude oil |
44 gallons of water |

1 gallon of ethanol |
1,700 gallons of water |

A typical U.S. car requires |
More than 50 times its weight in water (39,090 gallons) |