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Water & Wastewater Information
Did You Know?
Americans drink more than one billion glasses of tap water per day.
On average, a person uses about 100 gallons of water a day, but only drinks about a half gallon per day.
Children in the first 6 months of life consume seven times as much water per pound as the average American adult.
Nearly 97% of the world's water is salty or otherwise undrinkable.
Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers.
That leaves just 1% for all of human use - agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and individual
A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
70% of your skin is water.
A tomato is 95% water.
Running the water while brushing your teeth wastes up to 4 gallons a minute.
The bathroom is the room in the house where most water is used
. (The toilet is the number one water-using appliance in the home).
1.5 to 7 gallons of water are used to flush a toilet.
A five minute shower takes 10 to 25 gallons of water.
An automatic dishwasher uses 9 to 12 gallons of water to wash one load.
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