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  • 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 activities.
  • A single birch tree will give off 70 gallons of water each day in evaporation.
  • An acre of corn will give off 4,000 gallons of water each day in evaporation.

 
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