Between showering, washing dishes, doing laundry and flushing toilets, daily water consumption across Canada is extremely high.
"Canada is actually the second largest consumer of water in the world," says Cynthia Brown with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.
Officials say climate change could be a contributing factor to water resources across Canada and residents are encouraged to conserve as much as possible.
One way to do so is by using a rain barrel. It's a cost-effective way to harvest storm water for lawns and save treated water for human consumption.
"As homeowners and as residents we can help conserve water in our own backyard to help reduce the amount of usage."
Brown adds that installing a rain barrel can help save thousands of litres of water a year.
On Thursday, Centennial CVI High School in Guelph hosted a rain barrel event, which had students promoting water conservation.
"If we treat the environment well and find a way that's sustainable to live, then it's going to be easier to live in the future rather than not caring about the way we treat the environment," says Grade 9 student Shahrzad Gharabaghi.
The City of Toronto offers these tips for selecting and installing a rain barrel: