Fun Water Trivia   

Enjoy this fun collection of "Did You Know" facts about water.

  1. Irrigation was developed in 5000 BC.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  2.  Chlorine was first used in the United States to sterilize city water in 1908.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  3. There are 58,900 community public water supply systems in the US.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  4. Cutting one minute off your shower time can save about 700 gallons of water per month.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  5. The average bath takes about 36 gallons of water.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  6. About 340 billion gallons of water are used every day in the United States. This total includes water used in irrigation, in industry, and in fire fighting and street cleaning.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  7. Ten gallons of water are needed to refine one gallon of gasoline.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  8.  Buying One liter of Water uses five liters to products.

    (Provided by http://www.gogreensanjoaquin.org/steps-to-go-green.htm)

  9. 80 percent of the earth's surface is water and 97 percent of the earth's water is seawater.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml )

  10. California has the 15th highest per capita public Water consumption in the Nation.

    (Provided by Association of California Water Agencies: http://vimeo.com/39006239)

  11. An average California household uses between 150,000-325,900 gallons each year.

    (Provided by Association of California Water Agencies: http://vimeo.com/39006239)

  12. It takes on average,300 gallons to water the lawn Every time.

    (Provided by Association of California Water Agencies: http://vimeo.com/39006239)

  13.  Each year, we could save an average of 16,000 gallons per house simply by Not Over watering our lawn.

    (Provided by Association of California Water Agencies: http://vimeo.com/39006239)

  14. Once evaporated, a water molecule spends ten days in the air.

    (Provided by http://www.h2o4u.org/education/facts.shtml)

  15.  75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water.

    (Provided by http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/waterfactsoflife.cfm)

  16.  Install a hot water recirculation pump for instant hot water! The pump cost around $250 but no longer will you waste cold water while waiting for hot water in the shower. This added convenience will allow you to save on average 15,000 gallons of water per year.

    (Provided by http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/hbwater/resources-information/water-savings-tips-and-facts.cfm)

  17.  Install faucet aerators. This simple and cheap device, $5 - $10, will save the average home 14,700 gallons per year! Old-fashioned faucets use 2.75 gallons per minute, but low-flow aerators can reduce flow to 0.5 or 1.5 gallons per minute.

    (Provided by http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/hbwater/resources-information/water-savings-tips-and-facts.cfm)

  18. While waiting for the shower water to heat up, collect the cold water in a 5 gallon container which then can be used to water plants and the garden.

    (Provided by http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/hbwater/resources-information/water-savings-tips-and-facts.cfm)

  19.  Landscaping accounts for about half the water Californians use at home. Showers account for another 18 percent, while
    Toilets use about 20 percent.

    (Provided by http://www.sscwd.org/tips.html www.mojavewater.org)

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