So you thought you knew water

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So You Thought You Knew
Water?
Justine and Allison A. will prove you wrong
1. The total amount of water on the
earth is about 326 million cubic miles
326
=
2. If the entire adult population of
England and Wales remembered to turn
off the tap when they were brushing their
teeth, we could save 180 mega liters a
day…
(mega liter= 1,000,oo0 liters)
3…That’s 180 Olympic swimming
pools!
4. If every household in America had
a faucet that dripped once each
second, 928 million gallons of water
a day would leak away.
5. The United States uses nearly 80
percent of its water for irrigation and
thermoelectric power.
6. The United States and Canada
have about one million miles of
pipelines and aqueducts - enough to
circle the planet 40 times.
7. The water from your faucet could
contain molecules that dinosaurs
drank !
8. It takes 200,000,000 liters per
second to grow food for the planet
9. The average person in the United
States uses 80 to 100 gallons of
water each day. During medieval
times a person used only 5 gallons
per day
10. Producing an average-size Sunday
newspaper requires about 150
gallons of water.
11. To produce just one pint of beer it
, takes 170 liters of water
12. A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to
produce one gallon of milk.
13. You can refill an 8-oz glass of water approximately
15,000 times for the same cost as a six-pack of soda.
14. About 1,400 gallons of water are used to produce a
meal of a quarter- pound hamburger, an order of fries
and a soft drink.
15. About 48,000 gallons are needed to produce the
typical American Thanksgiving dinner for eight people.

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