More than 79,000 tons of chlorine are used per year in the United States.
About two thirds of the human body is water.
Some parts of the body contain more water than others.
70% of your skin is water.
Public water suppliers process 38 billion gallons of water per day for domestic and public use.
A person can live more than a month without food, but only about a week, depending on conditions, without water.
Approximately 1 million miles of pipelines and aqueducts carry water in the United States and Canada. That’s enough to circle the earth 40 times.
About 800,000 water wells are drilled each year in the United States for domestic, farming, commercial, and water testing purposes.
Typically, households consume at least 50% of their water by lawn watering.
Inside, toilets use the most water,
with an average of 27 gallons
per person per day.
In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure that drinking water is safe for human consumption. The Act requires public water systems to monitor and treat drinking water for safety.
More than 13 million households get their water from their own private wells and are responsible for treating and pumping the water themselves.
197 million pounds
of toxic chemicals
into waterways in 1990.
The average daily requirement for fresh water in the United States is about 40 billion gallons a day, with about 300 billion gallons used untreated for agriculture and commercial purposes.
Each person uses
about 100 gallons
of water a day at home.
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