- A person can survive without food for more than 30 days, but less than
one week without water.
- The average US citizen uses between 150 to 200 gallons of water each day.
- The average household uses 107,000 gallons of water each year.
- The only water we will ever have is what we have right now.
- Water is the only substance on Earth naturally found in the three true
element forms: solid, liquid, gas.
- 80% of the Earth's surface is water.
- 97% of the Earth's water is salt water in the oceans and seas, 2% is
stored as fresh water in glaciers, ice caps, and snowy mountain ranges,
which leaves only 1% for our daily water supply needs.
- 66% of your body is water.
- Bones are 25% water.
- Human blood is 83% water.
- The first water pipes made in the U.S. were fire-charred, bored-out logs.
- There are over 1 million miles of water pipelines and aqueducts in the
U.S. and Canada - enough to circle the globe 40 times.
- Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for
a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight.
- It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
- Fresh water is used for a variety of purposes. Agricultural uses represent
the largest consumer of fresh water, about 42%. About 39% is used for the
production of electricity; 11% is used in urban and rural homes, offices,
and hotels; and the remaining 8% is used in manufacturing and mining
- A single birch tree will give off 70 gallons of water each day in
- An acre of corn will give off 4,000 gallons of water each day in