Reading up on water consumption around the world... It's really interesting to note the differences across continents.
Water Conservation Worldwide: looking this site over, one might conclude that Africa is far-and-away the water conservation leader in the world. However, if that water consumption is insufficient to guarantee a healthy body and sufficient food supply, is it really worth admiring? Evidently not, judging by the popular view of water use in Africa. Where is the balance then between African water consumption and American?
American water consumption: so just how do Americans use that much water? Oddly enough, the figures on this site match pretty close with household consumption in Lilongwe's middle/upper class, from my experience.