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Ninety-seven percent of the earth’s water is saltwater in oceans and seas. Of the 3% that is freshwater, only 1% is available for drinking – the remaining 2% is frozen in the polar ice caps.
Water serves as nature’s thermometer, helping to regulate the earth’s temperature.
Forty trillion gallons of water a day are carried in the atmosphere across the United States.
On average, Americans use 183 gallons of water a day for cooking, washing, flushing, and watering purposes. The average family turns on the tap between 70 and 100 times daily.
About 74% of home water usage is in the bathroom, about 21% is for laundry and cleaning, and about 5% is in the kitchen.
About 2 gallons of water are used to brush our teeth.
A typical garden hose can deliver 50 gallons of water in just 5 minutes •
A 10 minute shower can take 25 – 50 gallons of water. High flow shower heads spew water out at 6 – 10 gallons a minute. Low flow shower heads can cut the rate in half without reducing pressure.
About 25-50 gallons are needed for a tub bath.
It takes about 1,000 gallons of water to grow the wheat to make a two pound loaf of bread, and about 120 gallons to produce one egg.
About 1,400 gallons of water are used to produce a meal of a quarter- pound hamburger, an order of fries and a soft drink.
About 1,800 gallons of water are needed to produce the cotton in a pair jeans, and 400 gallons to produce the cotton in a shirt.
It takes 39,000 gallons of water to produce the average domestic auto, including tires.
About 60,000 public water systems across the United States process 34 billion gallons of water per day for home and commercial use. Eighty-five percent of the population is served by these facilities. The remaining 15 percent rely on 13 million private.
It can take up to 45 minutes for a water supplier to produce one glass of drinking water.
You can refill an 8 oz. glass of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a six pack of soda pop. And, water has no sugar or caffeine.
The United States and Canada have about one million miles of pipelines and aqueducts – enough to circle the planet 40 times.