Water Trivia

  • It requires approximately 4 gallons of water to process a pound of hamburger.
  • It takes 1,500 gallons of water to make one barrel of beer.
  • About 39,000 gallons of water are used to manufacture a new car.
  • There are about 17 million households in the U.S. that use water from privates wells.
  • An average residence in the U.S. uses 107,000 gallons per year.
  • The average daily cost of public water supply is 25 cents per person.
  • Of all the earth's water, 97% is in the oceans, 2% is frozen, and 1% is suitable for drinking water.
  • A human can survive for about a month without food, but can live only about a week without water.

Fun Facts

Trace Concentration Put In Perspective

1 Part Million is the same as: 1 Part Billion is the same as: 1 Part Trillion is the same as:
1 inch in 16 miles 1 inch in 16,000 miles 1 inch in 16,000,000 miles
1 minute in 2 years 1 second in 32 years 1 second in 320 centuries
1 cent in $10,000 1 cent in $10 million 1 cent in $10 billion
1 oz of salt in 31 tons of potato chips 1 pinch of salt in 10 tons of potato chips 1 pinch of salt in 10,000 tons of potato chips

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