Water Facts

Other interesting water facts:

  • 45 billion gallons of fresh water are saved annually through the use of portable restrooms.
  • Only 3 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh; 97 percent is salt water.*
  • Americans use more water each day by flushing the toilet than they do by showering or any other activity.**
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.*
  • Americans use about 100 gallons of water per day. Europeans use about 50 gallons of water per day. Residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only two to five gallons of water per day.*

Read about Global Water Savings Calculations

When you use a portable restroom, you are contributing to the preservation of our most important natural resource – fresh water. If you are a PSAI member, you may order the image (left) on waterproof decals for placement in your portable restrooms. Proceeds from the sales will help fund our humanitarian initiatives.

Click here to order decals in our online store

*  Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
** Source: Florida Water Environmental Association