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If the entire world’s water were fit into a 4 litre jug, the fresh water available for us would equal only about one tablespoon

 

Water Fun Facts!
Each Briton uses about 150 litres of tap water a day, but if you include the amount of water embedded within products, our water consumption increases to about 3400 litres a day.
To produce just one pint of beer for example, takes 170 litres of water.
It takes 200,000,000 litres per second to grow food for the planet.
Human blood is 83% water.
If the entire adult population of England and Wales remembered to do turn off the tap when they were brushing their teeth, we could save 180 mega litres a day-enough to supply nearly 500,000 homes and fill 180 Olympic swimming pools! (One Olympic sized pool is 1 million litres / 1Ml)
A dripping tap wastes at least 5,500 litres of water a year: that's enough water wasted to fill a paddling pool every week for the whole summer.
70% of the Earth is covered with water but only about 1% of the world’s water is readily available for human use. Nearly 97% is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in the ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all humanity’s needs.
If the entire world’s water were fir into a 4 litre jug, the fresh water available for us would equal only about one tablespoon.
Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
If everyone in the UK cut one minute off their shower we would save 1,420 million litres of water a year.
There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.
One cotton t-shirt has about 25 baths full of water embedded in it.
Water regulates the Earth’s temperature.
Water is the only mineral that is found naturally on Earth in three forms; liquid, gas, solid.
More than half (63%) our daily water consumption at home originates from the bathroom and the toiletWater Fun Facts!

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Image by OliBac waterwise water saving water conservation ukIt takes 200,000,000 litres per second to grow food for the planet

 

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Human blood is 83% water

 

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Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica

 

 waterwise water saving water conservation uk

water drop icon70% of the Earth is covered with water but only about 1% of the world’s water is readily available for human use. Nearly 97% is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in the ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all humanity’s needs

 

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Since life began, we have had the same amount of water on the planet. To the best of human understanding, life can only exist with water 

 

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The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank

 

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More than half (63%) our daily water consumption at home originates from the bathroom and the toilet

 

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Water regulates the Earth’s temperature

 

stratosphere image by Flickr user hamed masoumi

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Water is the only mineral that is found naturally on Earth in three forms; liquid, gas, solid

 

Image Jurvston waterwise water saving water conservation ukwater drop iconIf the entire adult population of England and Wales remembered to turn off the tap when they were brushing their teeth, we could save 180 mega litres a day - enough to supply nearly 500,000 homes and fill 180 Olympic swimming pools! (One Olympic sized pool is 1 million litres / 1Ml)

 

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Each Briton uses about 150 litres of tap water a day, but if you include the amount of water embedded within products, our water consumption increases to about 3400 litres a day

 

Image by Caneles waterwise water saving water conservation ukwater drop iconTo produce just one pint of beer for example, takes 170 litres of water

 

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One cotton t-shirt has about 25 baths full of water embedded in it