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Fun Facts About Water

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  • It takes 200,000,000 litres per second to grow food for the planet
  • Human blood is 83% water
  • Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica
  • 70% of the Earth is covered with water but only about 1% of the world’s water is readily available for human use. Nearly 97% is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in the ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all humanity’s needs
  • Since life began, we have had the same amount of water on the planet. To the best of human understanding, life can only exist with water
  • The water from your tap could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank
  • More than half (63%) our daily water consumption at home originates from the bathroom and the toilet
  • Water regulates the Earth’s temperature
  • Water is the only mineral that is found naturally on Earth in three forms; liquid, gas, solid
  • If the entire adult population of England and Wales remembered to turn off the tap when they were brushing their teeth, we could save 180 mega litres a day – enough to supply nearly 500,000 homes and fill 180 Olympic swimming pools! (One Olympic sized pool is 1 million litres / 1Ml)
  • Each Briton uses about 150 litres of tap water a day, but if you include the amount of water embedded within products, our water consumption increases to about 3400 litres a day
  • To produce just one pint of beer for example, takes 170 litres of water
  • One cotton t-shirt has about 25 baths full of water embedded in it

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