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In four days, the United States uses more water than the world uses oil in a year.

Imagine if water got anything like the attention that oil gets--would we figure out how to take better care of water resources? (On CNBC, the price of oil in the world markets flips onto the screen every 30 seconds.)

Yes, the United States uses a stunning amount of water. The U.S. Geological Survey compiles a detailed portrait of U.S. water use every five years--and simply gathering, standardizing, and compiling the data takes almost four years. The 2005 USGS water use survey came out in 2009.

To read the full, original article click on this link: The Big Thirst: The Secret Revolution In U.S. Water Use | Fast Company

Author: Charles Fishman