Water makes up more than half of your body weight and a person can’t survive for more than a few days without it. Why? Your body has lots of important jobs and it needs water to do many of them. For instance, your blood, which contains a lot of water, carries oxygen to all the cells of your body. Without oxygen, your cells would die and your body would stop working.
Water is also a fluid that is part of your immune system, which helps you fight off illness. You need water to digest your food and get rid of waste, too. Water is needed for digestive juices, urination, defication and perspiration.
1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, roughly one-sixth of the world’s population. You are one of the lucky ones. Kiltiernan Group water scheme has a very modern facility along with some very dedicated people who ensure the water you receive is of the very best quality. We work very hard to keep it that way and want you to know how special our water is and how fortunate we are. So the next time it rains and you cannot go out to play just remember how important water is.
The tiny atom is the basic building block of ordinary matter. Atoms can be combined into molecules, but they cannot be divided into anything smaller by ordinary methods. The word atom is derived from the Greek word atomos, meaning “indivisible.” A molecule of water has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Scientists use formulas to represent molecules. They use the symbol for the chemical element of each atom in the molecule along with a number to indicate how many of each atom the molecule contains. For instance, a molecule of water is written as H2O.
Water can be found in three physical states: liquid, solid (ice), or gas (steam or vapor). Water boils at 100° C (212° F) and freezes at 0° C (32° F). Water expands when it freezes. On cold nights, ice may form in pipes, pushing against them and causing them to burst.