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  1. Fun Facts About Water By Andreas Fell and Avery Kaplan

  2. Half the world’s schools do not have access to clean water.

  3. 80% of all illness in the developing world comes from water born diseases.

  4. About half the world’s hospital beds are occupied by someone with a water related illness.

  5. A child dies of water born diseases about every 15 seconds

  6. 90% of wastewater in developing countries is discharged into rivers or streams without any treatment

  7. Drilling a fresh water well can cost anything from a few hundred dollars to over $40,000.

  8. 1% of the earths water is suitable for drinking

  9. There are approximately one million miles of water pipes in the U.S. and Canada. That isenough to circle the earth 40 times.

  10. An average five minute shower uses 25 to 50 gallons of water.

  11. There are approximately 56,000 public water supply systems in the U.S.

  12. Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water. A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.

  13. The New York City water supply system leaks 36 million gallons per day

  14. It takes more than ten gallons of water to produce one slice of bread

  15. At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.

  16. 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.