Fun Facts About Water By Andreas Fell and Avery Kaplan
80% of all illness in the developing world comes from water born diseases.
About half the world’s hospital beds are occupied by someone with a water related illness.
90% of wastewater in developing countries is discharged into rivers or streams without any treatment
Drilling a fresh water well can cost anything from a few hundred dollars to over $40,000.
There are approximately one million miles of water pipes in the U.S. and Canada. That isenough to circle the earth 40 times.
Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water. A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
The New York City water supply system leaks 36 million gallons per day
A five minute shower in an American household will use more water than a person living in a developing world slum will use in a whole day.