The following article is taken from http://savethewater.org/did-you-know/water-facts/ ~ a virtual encyclopedia of all things water related – a marvelous site to visit!

SAVE THE WATER LOGOThe mission of Save the Water™ is to conduct water research to identify toxic chemicals harmful to humans, animals, and the environment.  Save the Water™ is committed to finding methods to eliminate the toxins and improve the quality of drinking water.

Water Trivia ~ part of Save the Water’s “500 Water Facts” site.

WATER TRIVIA BLOG HAMBURGER• It takes about 1 gallon of water to process a quarter pound of hamburger.

• It takes 2,072 gallons of water to make four new tires.WATER TRIVIA BLOG TIRES

WATER TRIVIA BLOG CHLORINATION• The first United States water plant with filters was built in 1872 in Poughkeepsie, New York.
WATER TRIVIA JERSEY CITY CROPPED• In 1908, Jersey City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois were the first water supplies to be chlorinated   WATER TRIVIA BLOG CHLORINE in the United States.
Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
WATER TRIVIA BLOG RESEARCH• In the 1950’s scientists began to suspect that water might carry diseases. Although earlier treatment of water could make the water safer, it was mainly done to improve the taste, smell or looks of the water. One gallon of water is equal to 3.785 liters of water. The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for two billion years.
WATER TRIVIA USA CONSUMPTION• The United States consumes water at twice the rate of other industrialized nations.
• One cubic foot of water is equal to 7.48 gallons of water.
WATER TRIVIA BOILING WATER• Water boils at 212o Fahrenheit or 100o Celsius.
WATER TRIVIA NILE RIVERAncient Egyptians treated water by siphoning water out of the top of huge jars after allowing the muddy water from the Nile River to settle
WATER TRIVIA HOSP BEDS• At any one time, it is estimated that half the world’s hospital beds are occupied with patients suffering from waterborne diseases.
WATER TRIVIA BLOG PESTICIDES• Average amount of pesticides used, per acre, per year, in agriculture: 2.7 pounds.
WATER TRIVIA THAILAND VILLAGE• Amount of water used by 60,000 villagers in Thailand, on average, per day: 6,500 cubic meters.
WATER TRIVIA GOLF COURSE• Amount of water used by one golf course in Thailand, on average, per day: 6,500 cubic meters.
• Most of the earth’s surface water is permanently frozen or salty.
WATER TRIVIA MAINE INSTITUTE CROPPED• Approximately 70% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica, locked in 90% of the world’s ice. (Source: Gulf of Maine Research Institute)
WATER TRIVIA EARTH PERCENTAGE BESTThe earth’s total allotment of water has a volume of about 344 million cubic miles. Of this:

WATER TRIVIA SEA WATER315 million cubic miles (93%) is sea water!
9 million cubic miles (2.5%) is in aquifers deep below the earth’s surface.
WATER TRIVIA POLAR ICE CAPS7 million cubic miles (2%) is frozen in polar ice caps.
WATER TRIVIA LAKES53,000 cubic miles of water pass through the planet’s lakes and streams.
4,000 cubic miles of water is atmospheric moisture.
WATER TRIVIA BLOG DRINKING WATER3,400 cubic miles of water are locked within the bodies of living things.
WATER TRIVIA FREEZINGWater freezes at 32o Fahrenheit or 0o Celsius.
WATER TRIVIA WATER USE• During the 20th century, water use increased at double the rate of population growth; while the global population tripled, water use per capita increased by six times.

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