Pop Quiz: Hot, Wet Metal
Answer: C) 62,600
Not only does it take a lot of energy to make electricity, steel and even hamburgers, a lot of water is also needed to produce, process, transport and manufacture many of the products we use in our daily lives. It may seem unbelievable, but according to the U.S. Geological Survey it takes 62,600 gallons of water to make one ton of steel. That translates to 31.3 gallons of water per pound of steel!