We have provided you with many interesting water facts that we
hope you will enjoy.
- 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.
- Ninety-seven percent of the earth's water is
saltwater in oceans and seas. Of the 3% percent that is
freshwater, only 1% percent is available for drinking -- the
remaining 2% is frozen in the polar ice caps.
- People need about 2.5 quarts of water a day
(from drinking or eating) to maintain good health.
- A person can live without water for
approximately one week, depending upon the conditions.
- While usage varies from community to community
and person to person, 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
- Water makes up almost sixty six percent of the
human body, and seventy percent of the brain.
- Water is unusual in that the solid form, ice, is
less dense than the liquid form, which is why ice floats.
Americans drink more than 1
billion glasses of water per day.
600,000 miles of our rivers lie behind an estimated 60,000 to
United States has 3,500,000 miles of rivers. The 600,000 miles
of rivers lying behind dams amounts to fully 17% of our river
Missouri River is about 2,540 miles long, making it the longest
river in North America. The Nile is the longest river in the
world at 4,132 miles as it travels northward from its remote
headwaters in Burundi to the Mediterranean Sea.
8 longest rivers in the U.S. are (in descending order) Missouri,
Mississippi, Yukon, St. Lawrence (if you count the Great Lakes
and its headwaters as one system), Rio Grande, Arkansas,
covers nearly three-fourths of the earth's surface.
of the earth's surface water is permanently frozen or salty.
90% of the world's supply of fresh water is located in
water can be desalinated for use as drinking water by going
through a process to remove the salt from the water. The process
costs so much that it isn't done on a very large scale. The cost
of desalting sea water in the U.S. ranges from $1 to $16 per
overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for
two billion years.
United States consumes water at twice the rate of other
billion -- Number of people worldwide who do not have access to
6.8 billion -- Gallons of water Americans flush down their
toilets every day.
We also offer insights about what to do if you want your water
treated. Read this before you decide to buy your water treatment
equipment. Look for the do's and don'ts in how to go about getting
your water tested and finding a trustworthy water treatment company.