John and Fiona spent yesterday in the basement, staying cool. John also tackled an experiment. He decided to see how much water a load of laundry uses.
He recently picked up some fifteen-gallon drums from work, so he brought some down to the basement and placed the outlet hose inside one. When it got full, he moved it to a second drum, which fortunately, was just big enough. A full load of laundry takes about thirty gallons of water to wash and rinse.
A camel will go four months without water and then drink thirty gallons without stopping. It may go another four months without needing to drink again.
According to Missippi State, a productive, full-grown apple tree needs about 30 gallons a day to live and make apples.
According to the Afghanistan Human Develpment Report, 20 liters of water a day is a basic human right. One load of laundry = water for about 5 people for one day.
Thirty gallons, so I can smell good.