Working with water for over 50 years at Pressure Systems, has brought much knowledge regarding the subject, nevertheless learning never stops, read some facts about water that most people don’t know.
Approximately 400 billion gallons are used in the United States daily.
In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons of water, both at home and patios.
USA residents use between 100 and 120 gallons of water per day, in contrast as to the rest of the world, where on average, people use about 50 gallons of water per day, about half of the water.
In the USA use more water each day by flushing the toilet than they do showering or any other activity.
Average faucet flows @ a rate of 2 gallons per minute.
New York City’ water supply system leaks about 36 million gallons per day.
It takes more water to manufacture a new car (39,090 gallons) than to fill a swimming pool.
A waterless urinal saves more than 35,000 gallons of water per year.
At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.
A leaky toilet can waste 8,000 gallons a month.
A person can live about a week without water.
There are 59,000 community public water supply systems in the U.S., processing 34 billion gallons of water daily at an annual cost of $3.50 per year.
We pay about 61 cents per day for water.
North Americans use about five times more water per person than Europeans
Two-thirds of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom
Unless an office building is landscaped, most of the water used in an office building is used in the restrooms
Even though toilets manufactured since the early 1990s must use 1.6 gallons of water per flush, the average toilet around the world still uses 2 to 7 gallons of water per flush
A five minute shower can use about 50 gallons of water
Brushing your teeth can use about two gallons of water
An automatic dishwasher uses about 12 gallons of water per wash
In many parts of the world, the most time consuming activity of the day is gathering water for cooking, bathing, and personal use.
Freshwater animals are disappearing five times faster than land animals
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