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Calculate your water footprint

The average American consumes 1,198 gallons of water per day. Think there's no way you use that much?

Visit www.h2oconserve.org, a web site that helps you calculate how much water your household actually consumes from the amount you use while showering to how much it takes to produce your food and answer a series of questions about your home and lifestyle.

Once you know your number, peruse the site's tips for saving water at home to help you kick your 1,000-plus gallon-a-day habit.