Water Saving Tips: Food Choices

You know you can save water by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth, “letting it mellow” and taking care not to waste it while cooking and cleaning. But did you know this direct water use only makes up a small portion of all the water you use? There is way more water – also known as virtual water – in the food, goods and services you consume. 

It takes a lot of water to produce and transport the all the fruit, vegetables, processed foods and, especially, the meat, dairy and nuts that you eat every day.

Read on to learn how to save water by changing how and what you consume and wasting less (be sure to check out our tips specifically for the kitchen and recycling), and take our Water Footprint Calculator to find out how much water you use directly and indirectly each day. 

Eating Lower on the Food Chain

Processed Foods

Food Waste

Sustainable Shopping and Cooking

Pet Food