"A single steak dinner uses as much water as almost a lifetime (61½ years’ worth, to be exact) of drinking bottled water. Animal products use so much water mostly because of the inherent inefficiencies of growing hay or grain first, and then feeding it to the animals." .... "If you really want to save water during this drought, go vegetarian or vegan—even for just one meal a week." This writer at Slate.com gets it!!