Water is one of the key ingrediants of life, yet we give it very little respect. Here’s the first page of a few with neat facts about water.
Environmental Protection Office of Water Agency 4601
WATER TRIVIA FACTS
How much water does it take to process a quarter pound of hamburger?
Approximately one gallon.
How much water does it take to make four new tires?
EPA 810-F-95-001 April 1995
What is the total amount of water used to manufacture a new car, including new tires?
39,090 gallons per car
How many households use private wells for their water supply?
Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in the three forms.
True (solid, liquid, and gas)
Does water regulate the earth’s temperature? Yes (it is a natural insulator)
How long can a person live without food?
More than a month
How long can a person live without water?
Approximately one week, depending upon conditions.
How much water must a person consume per day to maintain health?
2.5 quarts from all sources (i.e., water, food)
How much water does a birch tree give off per day in evaporation?
How much water does an acre of corn give off per day in evaporation?
How many miles of pipeline and aqueducts are in the US and Canada?
Approximately one million miles, or enough to circle the earth 40 times
What were the first water pipes made from in the US?
Fire charred bored logs
How much water is used to flush a toilet?
How much water is used in the average five-minute shower?
How much water is used to brush your teeth?
How much water is used on the average for an automatic dishwasher?
Did you know that synthetic fertilizers contribute to dead zones in the ocean. see below from Wikipedia.
Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world’s oceans and large lakes, caused by “excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom.
For more info see link.
What steps can you take to conserve and not take water for granted.