within the 48 Contiguous United States
Three percent of the water on Earth is freshwater and only 1% is available for human consumption.
Sixty-six percent of a human being is water. Seventy-five percent of the human brain is water
Seventy-five percent of a living tree is water.
On the average, each American uses about 160 gallons of water a day at a cost of 27 cents.
Bottled water may cost up to 1000 times more than municipal and may not be as safe.
Typically 4 to 6 gallons of water are used for every toilet flush.
|A 10-minute shower uses about 55 gallons of water.|
A leaking faucet can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day.
The average person spends less than 1% of his or her total personal expenditure dollars for water, waste water, and water disposal services.
There are about 60,000 community water suppliers in America.
Pubic water supplies must meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency standards. Many public water supplies consistently supply water that is much better than the minimum standards.
|If a drinking water supplier violates any federal standard, the utility by law must tell the customer.|
Current water treatment methods are designed to make drinking water clear and to kill germs.
It takes about 39,000 gallons of water to produce the average domestic auto, including tires.
It is not safe for hikers and backpackers to drink water directly from remote streams.
You can help prevent pollution of drinking water sources by carefully disposing of the chemical products you use in your home.
|An acre of corn contributes more to humidity than a lake of the same size.|
Fun Facts About Water!