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Quiz 4 - Water Usage in Food Processing

Outback Water offers a monthly quiz to test your knowledge regarding facts about water and water related issues. Find out how well versed you are  in your knowledge of one of the single most important topics regarding our survival - Water.  (The "water treatment industry" has some language 'all its own' so feel free to use our Glossary of Terms for help with unfamiliar words.)  The answers to each quiz are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

QUIZ #4 - Water Usage In Processing Food and Other Products

1. 40 trillion gallons of water is carried each day across the U.S. in the atmosphere. (True or False)

2. It takes 150 gallons of water to produce one single Sunday newspaper. (True or False)

3. The average U.S. household uses about 100 gallons of water per person per day. (True or False)

4. The average U.S. household uses about 107,000 gallons of water per year. (True or False)

5. One acre of corn gives off about 4,000 gallons of water per day in evaporation. (True or False)

6. A birch tree gives off about 70 gallons of water per day in evaporation. (True or False)

7. There are 17.4 million gallons of water in 1 inch of rain per square mile. (True or False)

8. It takes 39,000 gallons of water to manufacture one new car. (True or False)

9. It requires only 5.4 gallons of water to produce one board of lumber. (True or False)

10. The daily consumption of water in Washington D.C. is about 6 million. (True or False)

 

 

 

Answers to Quiz #4 Water Usage

1. True

2. True

3. True

4. True: If one person has a daily usage of 100 gallons of water per day.

5. True

6. True

7. True

8. True

9. True

10. False: The daily usage is 17.4 million gallons per day or equivalent to 1 square mile of 1 inch of rain.