California water use per capita, by district

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Matthew Bloch and Haeyoun Park for the New York Times mapped, for about 400 water districts, how much water Californians use per capita on a daily basis. In some areas, the daily average is over 500 gallons per capita. That’s nuts.

Then again, I still can’t get over that the state average is around 100 gallons per day. I just looked at last month’s water bill, and my household is right around there. Is someone working on a home monitor that’s easier to read than the bill that reports water use in cubic feet?

I’m pretty sure most people don’t have a clue about how much water they use every day, and maybe if they did know they’d do something about it.

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