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Crunching the Numbers | June 16, 2022

notable stats + figures about the proposed Niagara Bottling plant

V1 Staff |

425K

Gallons of water per day Niagara Bottling Co. intended to use during the first phase of the plant it wanted to build in Eau Claire. (Right after the latest issue of Volume One went to press, the company pulled its proposal from consideration.)

850K

Gallons per day the plant could use in six to eight years when the second phase of the project is finished.

9%

Share of the water the city pumps from its municipal wells that would be used by Niagara after phase two (310 million gallons a year).

2.35B

Approximate number of 16.9-ounce plastic water bottles that amount of water would fill. (Yes, the “B” is for billion.)

29.1%

The share of PET plastic bottles that are recycled in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.