Water is Life!
Interesting Water Facts...
- The average Canadian uses over 10,000 litres of water per month! That is enough to fill 100 bathtubs.
- The average Canadian uses 329 litres per day Canadians currently use an average of 329 litres of water per person, per day — second only to the United States in the developed world, and more than twice as much as Europeans.
Domestic water use in Canada:
- 10% Drinking and preparing meals25% Cleaning (including laundry)
- 25% Cleaning (including laundry)30% Toilet flushing
- 30% Toilet flushing35% Bathing
- 35% Bathing
source: McGill university
- Water covers 70.9 percent of the planet’s surface.
- Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.
- Since the average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute, you can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.
- A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
- At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year.
- A bath uses up to 70 gallons of water; a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.
- It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.
- It takes 6.3 gallons of water to make 17 ounces of plastic.It takes 924 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of rice.
- It takes 924 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of rice.It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.
- It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.It takes 3,962 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of beef.
- It takes 3,962 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of beef.It takes 39,090 gallons more water to manufacture a new car.
- It takes 39,090 gallons more water to manufacture a new car.
- In developing nations women and girls are primarily responsible for collecting water; on average, 25 percent of their day is spent on this task.
- Collectively, South African women and children walk a daily distance equivalent to 16 trips to the moon and back to fetch water.
Sources: UN World Water Day; EPA Water Sense; EPA Water.
To Your Health!