Facts About Our Precious Water

Apr 13, 2018

Precious Water

Water is without doubt one of the most undervalued resources on earth. Without water life would not exist on the planet – all living things rely on water and without it we die, quite quickly. Humans can survive without food for up to a month, but without drinking water survival is limited to a matter of days.

We have compiled some of the most interesting facts about our precious water. Please never underestimate the value of clean fresh water in your home or office.

Precious Water In The United States

  • The average US family of four uses up to 400 gallons of water a day.
  • The average US individual uses around 127,400 gallons of water a year.
  • Flushing a modern toilet requires around 1.6 gallons per flush. Older toilets can require between 3.5 up to 7
    gallons per flush.
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
  • Running showers consume 2.5 gallons of water per minute of use.
  • Sinks use 2 gallons of water for every minute they’re left running.
  • Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save 200 gallons of water a month!
  • 10% of US homes have small plumbing leaks which waste 90 gallons of water or more a day
     Having a professional locate and repair small plumbing leaks can save more than 10 gallons of water per day.

Precious Water In The World

  • 98% of the world’s water is unfit for human consumption.
  • Agriculture accounts for 70% of water use worldwide.
  • The US uses 3.9 trillion gallons of water every month.
  • Household leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year in the US alone!
  • Only 50% of the world’s population has access to piped drinking water.
  • Over the past five years, municipal water rates have increased by 27% in the US, 45% in Australia, 50% in
    South Africa, and 58% in Canada.
  • Scientists have discovered evidence of well creation as early as 7500 around 7500 BCE.

Be Conscious

Precious water may be the MOST valuable natural resource on our little planet and it is diminishing every day. At Shads Plumbing, it brings us great pleasure to do our part in saving water on a daily basis. We ask that you be mindful of water consumption, please. Remember, if you believe that you have a leak in your home or office, Shads Plumbing is available to help you today!

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