Water is a precious resource: Here are 35 Amazing Water Facts

  1. Less than 1% of the watersupply on earth can be used as drinking water.
  2. About 6,800 gallons(25,700 liters) of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
  3. An acre of cornwill give off 4,000 gallons (15,000 liters) of water per day in evaporation.
  4. A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. If a human does not absorb enough water dehydration is the result.
  5. Most of the earth’s surface wateris permanently frozen or salty.
  6. 5% of the earth’s fresh water is unavailable: locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere, and soil; highly polluted; or lies too far under the earth’s surface to be extracted at an affordable cost.
  7. An estimated 790 million people(11% of the world’s population) live without access to an improved water supply.
  8. small drip from a faucetcan waste as much as 34 gallons or 128 liters of water a day.
  9. On average, women in developing countries walk 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) a day to collect water. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a yearwalking for water.
  10. Human bones are 31%
  11. Around 700 million people in 43 countriessuffer today from water scarcity. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.
  12. Bottled water can be up to 2000 times more expensivethan tap water and it may not be as safe.
  13. A point-of-use drinking water filtration system, such as Reverse Osmosis, costs only pennies per gallon of purified water, allows people to refill water bottles, and keeps more water bottles out of landfills.
  14. More than half of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.
  15. Ultraviolet light can destroy 99.99%of harmful microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, cysts) in water to make water safe to drink. It is a safe, chemical-free water to improve household water.
  16. As oceans are very wide and there are multiple to be found on earth, oceans store most of the earth’s water.
  17. Thirst ensures that creatures maintain a balance of hydration and nutrients, such as sodium, that are vital to the healthy functioning of cells.
  18. Up to 60% of the humanadult body is water.
  19. How much water should you drink a day? Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember.
  20. We lose over 2 quarts (64 oz) of water every day through the normal vapor exchange of our skin, otherwise known as perspiration.
  21. It is a little known fact, but insufficient water consumptionis actually a risk factor for various types of cancer. Hydration is critical to blood circulation to allow immune system cells to reach damaged tissues in greater numbers.
  22. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
  23. A single gallon of petrol can contaminate 750,000 gallonsof water.
  24. Ground water contaminationis nearly always the result of human activity.
  25. A whole-house ultraviolet water disinfection systemcan ensure household water is safe from harmful bacteria and harmful water-borne viruses.
  26. There are 12,000 different toxic chemical compounds in industrial use today, and more than 500 new chemicals are developed each year.
  27. Reverse Osmosisdrinking water systems can remove fluoride, arsenic, leadchlorinepesticides, nitrates and more from water.
  28. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  29. Freshwater animals arevanishing fasterthan those on land or at sea.
  30. Water continually evaporates, condenses, and precipitates, and on a global basis, evaporation approximately equals precipitation.
  31. According to the EPA, lead exposure is linked to physical development delays and behavioral problems. You can remove 98% of lead in waterwith a reverse osmosis drinking water system.
  32. The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.
  33. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s bodyweight
  34. To produce one chicken, we need 330 gallons of water.
  35. To manufacture new cars, between 13,737 to 21,926 gallons of water are used per car.