Water: By The Numbers

Think you know water? Prepare to be amazed as you read through these fascinating water facts. From the percentage of our bodies that are made up of water to the average number gallons used when brushing your teeth, you will soon see how vital water is in our day-to-day lives.

So, let’s get right to the numbers:

Percentage of the world’s supply of fresh water that is located in Antarctica: 90

Percentage of the world’s water that is drinkable: 1

Number of gallons that an average swimming pool loses, due mostly to evaporation: 1,000

Percentage of bones comprised of water: 31

Percentage of water that is used in the bathroom: 67

Likelihood that in any glass or water there will be at least one molecule of water once drunk by Cleopatra: 99/100+

Number of gallons of water required to make a single pair of jeans: up to 2,900

Number of minutes for the world’s record for holding one’s breath under water: 22

Percentage of the earth’s water that can be used by humans: .003

Number of times more that hand washing dishes more than a dishwasher: 7

Number of gallons of water used in the average U.S. golf course each day: 312.000

Number of glasses of water it takes to grow enough oranges to make a single glass of orange juice: 50

Average number of gallons wasted during a shower: 20

Year in which water overtook soda as the most popular drink in the United States: 2013

Number of people in the world who do not have access to fresh water: 1,000,000,000

Percentage of adults’ bodies that are comprised of water: 70

Weight in pounds of a gallon of water: 8.34

Number of times an average family turns on the water tap each day: 70-100

Average number of gallons wasted when running water from a kitchen faucet until it’s cold: 2

Average number of gallons of water used to brush teeth: 2

There you have it. Armed with these numbers, you’ll be able to wow your friends and family with facts and figures about how much we rely on water. And don’t forget to get your fill of water each day. A hydrated body is a healthy body.


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