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earth

Of all the earthís water, 97% is salt water found in oceans and seas.

skin

About two thirds of the human body is water; 70% of your skin is water.

38 Billion gallons of water per day is processed for domestic and public use. You can survive about a month without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water.

frozen earth

Only 1% of the earthís water is available for drinking; 2% is frozen.

shower

The average five-minute shower takes between 15 to 25 gallons of water.

A person should consume 2.5 quarts of water per day to maintain health. One gallon of water weighs approximately 8.5 pounds.

soda

You can refill an 8 oz. glass of water 15,000 times for the same cost as a six pack of soda!

aquaduct

One million miles of pipeline and aqueducts carry water in the United States and Canada. Thatís enough to circle the earth 40 times.

dishwsher

A dishwasher uses between 9 to 12 gallons of water while hand-washing dishes can use up to 20 gallons.

dairy cow

A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk.

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