Did You Know?

  • Water is the most common substance found on earth.
  • Water is the only substance on earth naturally found in the three true element forms: solid, liquid, and gas.
  • A person can survive without food for more than 30 days, but less than a week without water.
  • A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
  • For every 2.31 feet that water is raised above the earth's surface it can create one pound per square inch of pressure.
  • For every 2.31 feet you are submerged below a body of water's surface there is 1 pound per square inch of pressure equally placed on your body.
  • The first water pipes made in the U.S. were fire-charred, bored-out logs.
  • There are over 1 million miles of water pipelines and aquaducts in the United States and Canada - enough to circle the globe 40 times.
  • There are over 59,000 community public water systems in the U.S.
  • Community water systems process over 35 billion gallons of water daily.
  • The average household uses 107,000 gallons of water per year.
  • It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
  • It takes 120 gallons of water to produce one egg.
  • A single birch tree will give off 70 gallons of water per day in evaporation.
  • An acre of corn will give off 4,000 gallons of water per day in evaporation.