Tuesday, July 16, 2019


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The only water we will ever have is what we have right now.

Showers use approximately 9 gallons per minute. A bath requires 30 – 50 gallons.

Once ground water is polluted it may remain that way for several thousand years.

It can take 120 gallons of water to produce one egg.

A hot water faucet that leaks 60 drops per minute can waste 192 gallons of water and 48-kilowatt hours of electricity per month.

Human blood is 83% water. Human bones are 25% water.

Running the tap waiting for water to get hot or cold can waste 5 gallons per minute.

97% of the water on the earth is saltwater; only 3% is freshwater and most of that is stored in glaciers.

Each day the sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) tons of water.

The earth’s surface is approximately 80% water. That is about 362,000,000,000,000 (362 trillion) gallons of water.

Watermelon is 93% water.

“Water” was the first word that Helen Keller learned. “Water” was the last word spoken by President Ulysses S. Grant.

Over 42,000 gallons of water is needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight people in the United States. This is enough water to fill a 30 by 50 foot swimming pool!

Heating water is the second largest energy user in the home.


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York Water District 86 Woodbridge Road PO Box 447 York Maine 03909 207-363-2265