Hello and Happy World Water Day! In honor of this day we bring you our final blog in our random water facts series. Being in the aquatics industry makes water very important to us, being a sustainable company makes it more so. We hope you enjoyed our water facts series of blogs. Thank you for reading.
VIEW ON WATER CONSERVATION
Water is part of a deeply interconnected system. What we pour on the ground ends up in our water, and what we spew into the sky ends up in our water.
Since the average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute, you can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.
A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year.
A bath uses up to 70 gallons of water; a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.
You use 8 liters to flush a toilet – about the same as you use to brush your teeth.
Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water.
Freshwater animals are disappearing five times faster than land animals.
Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
Four liters (1 gallon) of gasoline can contaminate approximately 2.8 million liters (750,000 gallons) of water.
If all new sources of contamination could be eliminated, in 10 years, 98% of all available groundwater would then be free of pollution.
There are 12,000 different toxic chemical compounds in industrial use today, and more than 500 new chemicals are developed each year.
Two thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.
Less than 1% of the water treated by public water suppliers is used for drinking and cooking.
Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
Groundwater can take a human lifetime just to traverse ONE mile.
When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is not suited for all purposes water is normally used for.
The Antarctic has been covered in ice for more than 30m years. Right now, it is covered by 10 thousand trillion tons of snow and ice.
In 1998 the National Resources Defense Council completed a 4-year test of 103 bottles waters and found that 1/3 of them contained bacteria and other chemicals at levels exceeding industry standards.
…and for some fun.
Yellow frozen water in not good for internal consumption.