Some info just in case you want to conserve water



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  1. Maska Avatar

    Not too many surprises in the graphic, although I wasn’t aware of the difference in water use between a cup of coffee and a cup of tea. Also, it was a surprise to learn that more water goes into producing a glass of wine than a pint of beer. I wonder if the amount of water involved in that pint of beer drops a bit if you buy it in returnable growlers at your local microbrewery, rather than in aluminum cans or throw-away glass bottles.

  2. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    Maybe grapes take more water than hops and barley. Just a guess.

  3. Virginia Avatar

    Our recycling center takes both aluminum cans and glass bottles, so does that give us permission to buy beer and wine? I notice they did not mention the cost of watering a ridiculous lawn.

  4. paulWTAMU Avatar

    Yeah, let me spend money I don’t have to replace all the appliances, faucets and the toilet in my house. Let me remodel and re-plumb the kitchen so I can have a dishwasher too. :p Not happening.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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