How much water does it take to throw a Super Bowl bash?

From jerseys to chicken wings, it takes hundreds of gallons of water to produce your game-day favorites.

February 2, 2017 | By: Jamie Reddig, Travis Thompson

At Denver Water, we know how valuable having a reliable water supply is for your Super Bowl party.

Like during halftime, or as we affectionately call it “the Super Bowl flush,” when more than 1 million people flush the toilet in the Denver metro area, increasing water use by tens of millions of gallons over a 30-minute span.

But if you’re throwing a party for Super Bowl LI, your water use is much greater than what we provide for cooking, drinking and flushing during the game.

Let’s take a look at some of the other party staples that will add to your Super Bowl party water footprint this year:

Graphic showing water footprint

Contributing: Lindsay Weber

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