Fun Facts about Water It takes 100,000 gallons of water to manufacture one automobile. It takes 30-40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub. It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice. It takes 10 - 15 gallons of water to wash dishes by hand. Ten inches of melted snow equals about one inch of water. 122 gallons of water are needed to produce one loaf of bread. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. You can live about one month without food; but only a few days without water. 75% of all rain and snow fall directly back into the ocean and other bodies of water without touching land. A 5 minute shower uses 25 - 50 gallons of water. Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes while running water takes 6 gallons. 9 to 12 gallons of water are used in a dishwasher. It takes 6 gallons of water to produce one serving of french fries. It takes 10 gallons of water to make one serving of a soda. Growing a day's food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water. A typical household uses about 100 gallons of water per day per person. Families turn on water faucets about 70 times a day Washing a load of clothes uses about 50 gallons of water. About 9 gallons of water are used to process one can of fruit. Making a hamburger, fries, and soda uses 1500 gallons of water (raising potatoes, grain, and cattle). Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight. This is enough water to fill a 30' by 50' swimming pool. 2/3 of the water you use at home you use in the bathroom. Watermelon is 93% water. Tomatoes are 90% Water. Potatoes are 80% water. Ear of corn is 70% water. An elephant is 70% water.