California Water Authority features our Water Footprint Calculator

Citizens advised to find out how much water they use.

The California Department of Water Resources new water footprint webpage features two online calculators designed to help individuals and households determine how much water they use:


The Department of Water explains on the webpage that “water that comes from the faucet is only about one-tenth of the water that people use each day.

It takes water to make the clothes they wear, the things they buy, the food they eat and the energy that powers their house. A water footprint is a way to calculate the total water, both direct and indirect (virtual), that each person uses, so they can make water friendly choices beyond the tap.”