Thursday, March 10, 2016

27 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Water.

1. Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
2. Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.

3. In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).

4. Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid including sulfuric acid.

5. The freezing point of water lowers as the amount of salt dissolved in at increases. With average levels of salt, seawater freezes at -2 °C (28.4 °F).

6. About 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
To create one pint of beer it takes 20 gallons of water.

7. 780 million people lack access to an improved water source.

8. In just one day, 200 million work hours are consumed by women collecting water for their families.

9. In Nairobi urban poor pay 10 times more for water than in New York.

10. There is about the same amount of water on Earth now as there was millions of years ago.

11. The length of the side of a cube which could hold the Earth’s estimated total volume of water in km = 1150.

12. Children in the first 6 months of life consume seven times as much water per pound as the average American adult.

13. Americans drink more than one billion glasses of tap water per day.

14. The United States draws more than 40 billion gallons (151 million liters) of water from the Great Lakes every day—half of which is used for electrical power production.

15. By 2025 half the world’s people will live in countries with high water stress.

16. A water-efficient dishwasher uses as little as 4 gallons per cycle but hand washing dishes uses 20 gallons of water.

17. The average family of four uses 180 gallons of water per day outdoors. It is estimated that over 50% is wasted from evaporation, wind, or over watering.

18. It takes more than twice the amount of water to produce coffee than it does tea.

19. Water regulates the Earth’s temperature.

20. On average, 10 gallons per day of your water footprint (or 14% of your indoor use) is lost to leaks.

21. The average pool takes 22,000 gallons of water to fill.

22. It takes about 70 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.

23. Three quarters of all Americans live within 10 miles of polluted water.

24. A swimming pool naturally loses about 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) a month to evaporation.

25. If everyone in the US flushed the toilet just one less time per day, we could save a lake full of water about one mile long, one mile wide and four feet deep.

26. If everyone in the US used just one less gallon of water per shower every day, we could save some 85 billion gallons of water per year.

27. Over 42,000 gallons of water (enough to fill a 30×50 foot swimming pool) are needed to grow and prepare food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight.

Water is the most common substance found on earth.


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