Water is Life. Prepared by the North County Water Agencies. Hey Earthlings!. 3/4 of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Only 1 percent of the Earth’s water is available for drinking. 10 percent of an iceberg is above ground 90 percent can not be seen!. The water c ycle.
Water is Life
Prepared by the
North County Water Agencies
3/4 of the Earth’s surface
is covered in water.
Only 1 percent of the Earth’s water
is available for drinking.
Inches of rain
Pottery jars were used to capture rain water for later use.
Before 1796 pottery jars were used to capture rain water for later use.
1769 - 1820
1821 - 1848
1848 - 1870
How much do I get?
Throughout history, water has been worshipped as a source of life.
In some deserts, rain is so uncommon that people who live there have no word for it.
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The human body is about 70 percent water
Water that is safe to drink is called “potable.”
Polluted groundwater can stay that way for
over 2,000 years!
Never litter, always pick up your trash.
Adjust your sprinklers so they do not water the street.
Take your car to a car wash.
Ask your parents to keep the car running well so that motor oil does not leak onto the roadway or on your driveway.
Pick up after your pets.
Recycle, recycle, recycle!
Sweep instead of hosing down hard surfaces like driveways.
Turn the water off when you are brushing your teeth.
Wash only full load of clothes or dishes.
Take shorter showers.
Water plants in the early morning.
Water plants only when needed
Think more about using less.
I will NEVERput water down the drain if there is a better use for it.
Help teach others about the importance of water!
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