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  1. Water, Water, Everywhere!

  2. Water Trivia! • Question 1: • There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there was 3 billion years ago. • Fact or Fiction?

  3. Answer: • Fact!

  4. Question 2: • Of the total world's freshwater supply, one half (1/2) is found underground. • Fact or Fiction?

  5. Answer: • Fiction! • Over two thirds (2/3) is found under ground.

  6. Question 3: • On average, 18% of Canada's urban population live in municipalities that do not provide sewage treatment. • Fact or Fiction?

  7. Answer: • Fact!

  8. Question 4: • What percentage (%) of the human body is water? • A) 25 – 30 % • B) 40 – 50 % • C) 60 – 80 % • D) 90 – 100 %

  9. Answer: • C. • Our bodies are made up of about 70% water. Water makes up about 75% of the brain and 83% of the blood!

  10. Question 5: • How much of the world’s fresh water does Canada have? • A) 10 % • B) 20 % • C) 40 % • D) 60 %

  11. Answer: • B. • 20% of the Earth’s freshwater resides in Canada!

  12. Question 6: • In North America, how much water does the average person use each day? • A) 0.0 – 5 L • B) 5 – 25 L • C) 50 – 150 L • D) 200 – 800 L

  13. Answer: • D. • The average North American uses 650 L of water per day.

  14. Question 7: • How much water does it take to produce a loaf of bread? (for the whole process from growing the wheat to baking the bread) • A) 2 L • B) 10 L • C) 100 L • D) 600 L

  15. Answer: • D. • 600 L

  16. Question 8: • How much water does a 5 minute shower with a standard shower head use? • A) 20 L • B) 50 L • C) 100 L • D) 200 L

  17. Answer: • C. • 25 L

  18. Question 9: • What is the single largest water user in the home? • A) Kitchen sink • B) Laundry machine • C) Bathroom sink • D) Toilet

  19. Answer: • D. • Repair any toilet tank, bowl or base leaks to reduce water waste. Install a low-flush toilet, which uses 6 L or less per flush, or place a toilet insert or weighted plastic bottle filled with water in the water tank.

  20. Question 10: • How much water does an automated dishwasher use, compared to dishwashing by hand (35 L)? • A) 15 L • B) 35 L • C) 40 L • D) 75 L

  21. Answer: • C. • 40 L

  22. Water Facts • The majority of the Earth’s surface is made up of water. • Approximately 71 % of the Earth is composed of water, however most of it is in the form of salt water. • Pure water has no taste, no colour and no smell.

  23. Facts about Canada’s Water Supply • Canada has about 9% of the world's renewable freshwater supply. (So does China, but more people live in China.) • Canada probably has more lake area than any other country in the world. • Canada's glaciers contain more water than the Great Lakes. • Canada's rivers and lakes contain enough water to flood the country to a depth of more than 2 metres.

  24. Water: Nature’s Magician • In nature, water exists as a solid (ice), a fluid, and a gas. • Water is often called the “universal solvent”, because it dissolves many substances. • Water vapour forms a “global blanket” which helps to maintain the Earth’s temeratures.

  25. So what do People do? • On average, 18% of Canada's urban population live in municipalities that do not provide sewage treatment. • Toilets use over 40% more water than needed. • Many homes lose more water from leaky taps than they need for cooking and drinking. • Landfills leaking gasoline, leaking septic tanks, accidental spills and pesticides from farm land are a few examples of what enters our groundwater.