What on Earth Do You Know About Water?
- Approximately 70 percent of Earth's surface is
covered with water.
- Only one percent of this water is fresh
we can use.
- 97 percent is saltwater
- two percent is water frozen in
- Only one percent of this water is fresh we can use.
- Earth's fresh water supply is limited and threatened
- Today, have approximately the same amount of
water as when the Earth was formed; Earth will
not get any more water.
- Water moves in a never-ending cycle; nature recycles
it over and over again.
- The water you drink may have been a drink for
- You use an average of 168 gallons of water a
- In the United States, we use approximately 25
trillion gallons of fresh water each year.
- We are using our fresh water faster then we are
recharging our groundwater.
- In the United States, more than 50 percent of
our wetlands that recharge and purify ground water
have been destroyed.
(Information provided by the U. S. Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.)
Water - How to Count Your Savings
|Activity||Normal Use||Conservation Use|
|Flushing||Depends on Tank Size
|Displacement bottles in tank
|Wet down; soap down
|Minimal water level
|Brushing Teeth||Tap Running
|Wet brush; turn water off;
|Washing Hands or Face||Tap Running
|Plug and Fill Basin
|Drinking||Run Water to Cool
|Keep Water in Refrigerator
|Cleaning Vegetables||Tap Running
|Fill Pan with Water to Clean
|Dishes by Hand||Tap Running
|Wash and Rinse in Dishpan
|Washing Clothes||Full Cycle, Top Water Level
|Short Cycle, Minimal Water
Information provided by the U. S. Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.