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Did you Know...?

  • An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a slum-dweller in a developing country uses for an entire day.

  • Over 2.5 times more people lack water than live in the United States.

  • The average American uses approximately 105 gallons of water per day.

  • An old toilet uses at least 2.37 gallons of water a flush; a low-flush model uses as little as .75 gallons.

  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.

  • If you drink your daily recommended 8 glasses of water per day from the tap, it will only cost you about 50 cents per year.

  • It takes more water to manufacture a new car (39,090 gallons) than to fill an above ground swimming pool.

  • Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas.

  • Public water suppliers process 38 billion gallons of water per day for consumption.

  • An additional 300 billion gallons of untreated waster is used per day for agricultural or commercial purposes.

  • There are more than 50,000 community water systems providing water to the public in the United States.

  • Nearly 80% of diseases in developing countries are water borne.

  • Nearly 85% of water is used for agricultural and industrial purposes.

  • 97.5% of the earth's water is saltwater. If the world's water fit into a bucket, only one teaspoonful would be drinkable.

  • Less than one percent of treated water is used for cooking and drinking.

  • The average person drinks 800 gallons of water during their lifetime.

  • One gallon of gasoline can contaminate approximately 750,000 gallons of water.

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

  • Every glass of water you drink has been consumed before - - at least 8 times.

  • The markup cost for a private water company is around 10 percent; the markup cost on bottled water is around 600 percent.

  • 99% of the population of Scott County is served by public water; 90% of the population of Kentucky is served by public water; 71% of the US population is served by public water.





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