Chances are you’re familiar with the term “peak oil” — the moment when our global production of oil stops increasing and starts declining. It’s a frightening thought when you consider how important oil is to our global economy, and how completely incompetent we’ve been at weaning ourselves off it.

What you might not be aware of is “peak water” — the point where we start consuming water faster than it’s being replenished. It’s a really scary thought. Fortunately, we have the people at environmental website Ensia to help us understand it with this infographic.

And surprise! The US uses way more water than virtually everybody else. But there are some incredible practices that you probably never thought were a waste of water which are actually huge water sucks. Like t-shirts. Check it out:

path to peak water

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