Every person in the United States uses an average of 70 gallons of water a day. This amounts to 12 trillion gallons or enough to fill Hoover Dam over 13 times.
Water has often been worshiped and revered as a source of life. The Egyptians worshiped the Nile. The Hindus worship the Ganges. The natural springs of Greece were chosen as sites for temples, and baptisms are performed in water.
The human body is made up of 70% water.
Next to oxygen, water is the most vital element to continued life. A person can live without water for approximately one week, depending upon conditions.
The people of the United States now consume more soft drinks than they do water!
Water is such a fundamental component of life that astronomers and planetary researchers base probability of life on other planets almost solely on whether or not water is, or has ever been, present.
Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.
Fresh water is less than 1% of the total water on the earth.
An early form of ink was made by mixing iron salts (as found in water) with tannins.
A dripping faucet can lose 50 gallons of water a week, enough to fill a bathtub over 100 times in a year.
82% of the United States has hard water.
Peas boiled in hard water become shriveled and tough.
Rusty water causes boiled vegetables to look dark; coffee and tea to turn inky black; and stains to occur on laundry, tableware and plumbing fixtures.
The scale (from hard water) build-up in a water heater causes the cost of heating water to be up to 20% more. It is not uncommon for 40 pounds of scale to be inside a 10 year old gas water.