Facebook's water withdrawal 2014-2018

This statistic displays the consumption of water by Facebook from 2014 to 2018. The social networking corporation withdrawn about 2.37 million cubic meters of water in 2018, compared to around 1.61 million cubic meters a year earlier.

Volume of water withdrawal of Facebook from 2014 to 2018

Consumption in thousand cubic meters
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, of the total volume of withdrawn water 28 percent is recycled water; 2 percent is ground water and the remainder is provided by local utilities, and all unconsumed water is returned to utility-owned wastewater treatment plants; 35 percent of water withdrawal occurs in high water stress areas (determined using WRI's Aqueduct tool). Not included in these figures are an additional 1.3 million cubic meters of water withdrawn for the construction of Facebook data centers.
Figures were rounded.

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