During the past few weeks I have posted some interesting infographics. Some of have had some questionable numbers regarding water use and waste.
One, posted on 22 July 2012, had a transposition mistake that resulted in a 27,000 gallon per year figure for a leaking faucet instead of 2,700 gallons per year [see this 24 July 2012 post]. Another post on 11 July 2012, had an infographic, The Water Rich vs. The Water Poor. That infographic had 100 gallons per day for a leaky faucet. At 36,500 gallons per year, that is higher than the aforementioned 27,000 gallons per year.
I missed that figure at the time of posting, but another figure caught my eye: Receiving one newspaper each day requires 66,000 gallons of water each year
I immediately thought to myself "That's got to be too high - about 0.20 acre-feet per year!"