Facts About Water
The same amount of water is on the Earth today as there was 3 billion years ago. Three percent of the Earth's water is fresh water and only 1% is available for human consumption.
- The same amount of water is on the Earth today as there was when the Earth was created.
- Three percent of the Earth's water is fresh water and only 1% is available for human consumption.
- A human being is 66% water.
- The human brain is 75% water.
- A tree is 75% water.
- You could survive about a month without food, but only
five to seven days without water.
- Two-thirds of the water used on an average home is used
in the bathroom.
- Typically 3 to 5 gallons of water are used for every toilet flush.
- On the average, people use 2 gallons of water to brush
their teeth each day.
- A ten-minute shower uses about 55 gallons of water.
- A leaking faucet can waste up to 100 gallons a day.
- Public water supplies must meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency standards.
- If a drinking water supplier violates any federal standard, the utility by law must tell the customer.
- Current water treatment methods make drinking water clear and disinfect it.
- One gallon of gasoline can contaminate approximately 750,000 gallons of water.
- An acre of corn contributes more to humidity than a lake of the same size.