Fun Fact Friday: Water Needed to Produce Drinks

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Happy Friday to all you Glen Summit fans out there, and welcome to our latest edition of Fun Fact Friday!  Today, we invite you to join us as we give you some quick facts on how much water it takes to make some of your favorite beverages!

Water is not the only beverage out there that you can enjoy, but every beverage you do consume has taken a great deal of water to create—more-so than you may realize.  Here’s a list of some of the more surprising figures out there:

Coffee:  37 gallons for one cup.  Used from planting the bean to actually brewing it.  If we were to equate this for a gallon, it would come out to 592 gallons of water to get on gallon of coffee.

Milk:  52 gallons for a glass.  In more general terms, it’s about 1,000 gallons of water for 1  gallon of milk (cows can get pretty thirsty).

Beer: 20 gallons for a pint.  So for a gallon of beer, you would need to use 160 gallons of water to get there, which is much better than the following…

Wine: 1,008 gallons for one gallon of wine.  All needed to grow and harvest the grapes.

As you can see, water is being used to create all of your favorite drinks.  One thing that all of the above have in common is that they do not help to hydrate you as much as water does, and in fact, coffee, beer, and wine all help with dehydration.

So, the next time you go out and look at the drink menu, keep these numbers in mind—your choice may very well save a whole lot of water in the long run.  

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