- One percent (1%) of the earth’s water is suitable for drinking.
- Approximately one billion people do not have access to clean drinking water.
- Nothing beats a nice, cold glass of water. Instead of letting the tap run until the cold water comes through ... keep a container in the refrigerator. You'll save approximately 2 gallons (per glass).
- There are approximately one million miles of pipeline and aqueducts in the United States and Canada ... enough to circle the earth 40 times.
- Headaches are often caused by dehydration so try drinking a glass of water, before taking an aspirin, for relief.
- When taking a shower, put the plug in the tub ... it's a great way to see how much water you are using. By the way ... shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month.
- Turn off the water while you wash your hair and soap up.
- Water regulates the earth’s temperature. Here's a surprise ... it's a natural insulator.
- All known forms of life depend on water.
- Rather than defrost food under running water, plan ahead and defrost in the refrigerator (you'll get the added benefit of the frozen food keeping the temperature low in the refrigerator).
- Choose native shrubs and plants for your yard ... they typically require less watering.
- A person can live over a month without food but only about a week without water.
- One person uses over 100 gallons of water a day.
- It takes approximately 62,600 gallons of water to produce one ton of steel.
- Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
- When you have ice left in your glass, give it to a plant rather than toss it down the drain.
- 3.575 million people die each year from water-related diseases (from World Health Organization).
How do you conserve water?
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