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                                           FUN FACTS ABOUT WATER


  • The daily recommended amount of water is eight cups (64 oz.) per day.
  • A person can live several weeks without food, but just a few days without water. Like air, water is essential to life.
  • At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
  • Water makes up between 55-78% of a human’s body weight.
  • A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
  • 75% of all Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  • Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water.  97% of the water on Earth is salt water.
  • The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s fresh water.
  • 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
  • 30% of fresh water is in the ground.
  • 1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.
  • Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.
  • Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.
  • A ten meter rise in sea levels due to melting glaciers would flood 25% of the population of the United States. 
  • There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined.
  • If all of the water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere fell at once, distributed evenly, it would only cover the earth with about an inch of water. 
  • Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City. 
  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day. 
  • Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.
  • In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
  • It takes six and a half years for the average American residence to use the amount of water required to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool (660,000 gallons).
  • It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).
  • American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day.
  • Americans use more water each day by flushing the toilet than they do by showering or any other activity.[ii]
  • At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use.[iv]
  • Residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons of water per day.[v]  
  • The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute.  You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth. 
  • Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water.  A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
  • The New York City water supply system leaks 36 million gallons per day.[vi]
  • There are approximately one million miles of water pipeline and aqueducts in the United States and Canada, enough to circle Earth 40 times.[viii]
  • The first water pipes in the US were made from wood (bored logs that were charred with fire).
  • The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 1832
  • A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
  • A cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds
  • An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.
  • Water vaporizes at 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C.
  • It takes more water to manufacture a new car (39,090 gallons) than to fill an above ground swimming pool.
  • It takes more than ten gallons of water to produce one slice of bread.[ix] 
  • Over 713 gallons of water go into the production of one cotton T-shirt.[x] 
  • 1000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk.[xi] 
  • Roughly 634 gallons of water go into the production of one hamburger.[xii]
  • Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.
  • At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.

[i] Reader's Digest
[ii] Florida Water Environmental Association
[iii]  Florida Water Environmental Association
iv] World Water Council
[v] World Water Council
[vi] New York Times
[vii] New York Times
[viii] Florida Water Environmental Association
[ix] Water Footprint Network
[x] Water Footprint Network
[xi] Water Footprint Network
[xii] Water Footprint Network


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