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Water Facts

Water is the most common substance found on earth. But:

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Of all the earth’s water 97% is salt water located in oceans and seas.

Only 1% of the earth’s water is actually available for drinking water.

The 5 Great Lakes contain about 20% of the world’s available fresh water.

About two thirds of the human body is water.

You lose 2.4 to 2.8 liters of water per day through normal elimination, sweating and breathing.

You can survive about a month without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water.

Every glass of water brought to your table in a restaurant requires another two glasses of water to wash and rinse the glass.

Not all soil is the same. If your grass grows on mostly clay soil, between 1/4 and 1/2 inch of water per hour can be absorbed before it starts running off wastefully.

Delay regular lawn watering during the first cool weeks of spring. This encourages deeper rooting.

There’s as much water in the world today as there was thousands of years ago.