Water Fun Facts

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  • 2/3 of the water you use at home is in the bathroom.

  • It takes 30 - 40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.

  • A 5-minute shower uses 25 - 50 gallons of water.

  • Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes while running water takes 6 gallons.

  • A typical household uses about 100 gallons of water per day per person.

  • You can drink more than 4,000 glasses of tap water for the same cost as a 6-pack of soda.

  • Families turn on water faucets about 70 times a day.

  • Washing a load of clothes uses about 50 gallons of water.

  • It takes 10 -15 gallons of water to wash dishes by hand.

  • 9 to 12 gallons of water are used in a dishwasher.

  • The average cost for water supplied to a home in the U.S. is about $2.00 for 1,000 gallons, which equals about 5 gallons for a penny.

  • Refilling a half-liter water bottle 1,740 times with tap water is the equivalent cost of a 99 cent water bottle at a convenience store.

  • Water expands by 9% when it freezes.

  • It takes 100,000 gallons of water to manufacture one automobile.

  • A cow must drink 4 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of milk.

  • It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice.

  • Ten inches of melted snow equals about one inch of water.

  • 122 gallons of water are needed to produce one loaf of bread.

  • It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.

  • You can live about one month without food; but only a few days without water.

  • 75% of all rain and snow fall directly back into the ocean and other bodies of water without touching land.

  • It takes 6 gallons of water to produce one serving of french fries.

  • It takes 10 gallons of water to make one serving of soda.

  • About 3/4 of a human body is water.

  • Growing a day's food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water.

  • About 9 gallons of water are used to process one can of fruit.

  • Making a hamburger, fries, and soda uses 1500 gallons of water (raise potatoes, grain, and cattle).

  • Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight. This is enough water to fill a 30' by 50' swimming pool.

  • Watermelon is 93% water.

  • Tomatoes are 90% water.

  • Potatoes are 80% water.

  • Ear of corn is 70% water.