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Water Trivia

March 1, 2017

What is the most common substance found on earth?
Water

 

Of all the earth's water, how much is oceans or seas?
97%

 

How much of the earth's water is suitable for drinking?
1%

 

How much of the human body is water?
66%

 

How much does an individual use daily?
123 gallons (National)

How much water must a person consume per day to maintain health?
2 1/2 quarts from all sources, i.e. water, food, etc.

 

How much water is used to flush a toilet?
1.6-7 gallons. Ecotech's Ecocloset 0.8 of a gallon

 

How much water is used in the average ten-minute shower?
20-50 gallons.

 

How long can a person live without food?
More than a month

How long can a person live without water?
Approximately one week, depending upon conditions

 

Where was the first municipal water filtration works opened and when?
Paisley, Scotland in 1832

 

How much water is used on the average for an automatic dishwasher?
9-12 gallons

 

On the average, how much is used to hand wash dishes?
9-20 gallons

 

How much water drops with an inch of rain?
One inch of inch of rainfall drops 7,000 gallons

 

How much water does it take to produce one ton of steel?
62,600 gallons

 

How much water is used to produce a single day's supply of U.S. newsprint?
300 million gallons

 

How much water must a dairy cow drink to produce one gallon of milk?
4 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of a chicken?
400 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of almonds?
12 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of french fries?
6 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of a single orange?
13.8 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of a watermelon?
100 gallons

 

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of a loaf of bread?
150 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of a tomato?
3 gallons

 

How much water is used during the growing/production of rice?
35 gallons

 

How much water us used during the production of an egg?
120 gallons

 

How much water does it take to process a quarter pound of hamburger?
Approximately one gallon.

 

How much water does it take to make four new tires?
2,072 gallons.

 

How much does a gallon of water weigh?
One gallon of water, at 20 degrees Celsius, weighs 8.33 pounds.

 

What is the total amount of water used to manufacture a new car, including tires?
39,090 gallons per car.

 

Does water regulate the earth's temperature?
Yes, it is an insulator.

 

How many miles of pipeline and aqueducts are in the U.S. and Canada?
Approximately one million miles or enough to circle the earth 40 times.

 

How many community public water supply systems are there in the U.S.?
58,900.

 

How much water do these utilities process daily?
34 billion gallons.

 

What does a person pay for water on a daily basis?
The National average is 61 cents.

 

How much of the earth's surface is water?
80%

 

If all community water systems had to be replaced, what would be the cost?
In excess of 175 billion.

 

What does it cost to operate the water systems throughout the country annually?
Over $3.5 billion.

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