6 million liters of water

6 million liters – how much is that, what to make of it?

  • 20,000,000 glasses (0.3 l each) full – doesn’t help much…
  • 6,000,000 liter bottles (duh)
  • 1,200,000 days for cooking and drinking in German average
  • 666,666 – 2,000,000 toilet flushes
  • 500,000 bottle crates (12 bottles each)
  • 150,000 showers
  • 50,000 bathing
  • 47,244 x average daily consumption in Germany
  • 17,000 fillings for 150cm wading pools (about 20cm depth)
  • 12,500 pallets with 4x2x5 bottle crates each
  • 8,100 € at 1.35 €/m³ (though I’m not sure about this price)
  • 1,200 dripping faucets per year
  • 129 years total consumption for an average German
  • 2,4 olympic swimming pools (50m x 25m x 2.0m or deeper)
  • 1 water-mains burst in the city of Pfaffenhofen the evening before yesterday.


Consumption numbers from Quarks&Co

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  1. RV

    puh! 6 millionen liter bei nur einem rohrbruch? was passiert da erst in richtig großen städten?

  2. c

    Hab grad ’n bisschen gegoogelt – öfter 1 bis 2½ Mio. Liter sowie “mehrere Mio.”, und einmal 10 Mio. in Altstetten, einem Stadtteil von Zürich. Da darf sich Pfaffenhofen wohl mal wie eine Großstadt fühlen. ;)

  3. k

    Wow, das ist viel. Habe ich mir so noch nicht vor Augen geführt. Wobei ich mir 20 Mio Gläser auch nicht wirklich vorstellen kann. Zum Glück kommte ja wieder – alles im Kreislauf.

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