Consumption of drinking water
According to the United Nations, everyone should have a source of drinking water at a distance of less than 1 kilometer.
In addition, it establishes a range of between 30 and 50 liters of water per day and person so that citizens can carry out their daily needs and ensure hygiene and public health.
The key is to reduce water consumption while maintaining the quality of life.
The times they Are a changing. All countries, even those that do not have problems of access to water, are making efforts to reduce water consumption.
According to a study carried out by the Aquae Foundation, between 2007 and 2013 drinking water consumption in Spain fell by around 12%. Part of the reduction was caused by the economic crisis, but the authors of the study also point out that there is a fundamental factor that explains the decline: the greater social awareness.