Some Statistics That Hold Water

Associated Press

The average family in the United States uses more than 90,000 gallons of water a year, according to the American Water Works Assn.

The nation’s 60,000 community water systems produce a total of more than 34 billion gallons of drinking water each day, or nearly 12.5 trillion gallons a year delivered to an estimated 200.7 million Americans.

However, even these figures seem insignificant when compared to Lake Michigan, which contains nearly 1,300 trillion gallons--or enough water to meet America’s needs for the next 120 years.