I lived a week without using any water — and it showed me just how much we’re affecting the water crisis
I went a week without water to try and see how much we really use it.
There are many simple ways to conserve, from turning off the tap while brushing your teeth to taking shorter showers.
Yet at the same time, the average American household uses more than 300 gallons of water per day.
Drinking, bathing, cooking, washing my hands, watering my plants; I thought I prepped for it all.
From dish-washing to using it to make drinks or to cook meals, it is unavoidable.
When it came down to it, I found that there were 12 ways in my everyday life that required immediate access to water.
Aside from the obvious drinking, bathing, and cooking mentioned above, things like doing the laundry, and ironing were out of the question.
The few I could find, pure coconut waters and juices, were extremely high in sugar.
In coconut water alone, I was averaging 36.4 grams a day.
So when the week did finally end, I started to research ways that I could be more mindful of my consumption.