FACTS about Water

  • Potable Water: Water that is sufficiently safe and free from all       pollution so that it is safe to drink.

  • Did you know that water consumption in the average home has     risen by 150% since 1950?

  • American water use breaks down into the following: Cooling         water for power plants = 45%, Agriculture = 34%, Industry =         13%, and Municiple & Domestic = 8% In our homes only 3 to 5       percent is used for drinking and cooking so 95% is used for          washing, bathroom and laundry.

  • Water makes life, saves life and without is we cannot have life!    

  • We use 127% more water now than we did in 1950!

  • About 95% of the water that gets delivered into your home goes   down the drain!

  • Overall, only 3% of the water entering the average home is            actually used as “drinking water”.

  • Water covers nearly three-fourths of the earth's surface.

  • Most of the earth's surface water is permanently frozen or salty.

  • Many people in the world exist on 3 gallons of water a day or         less...Americans use that amount in one flush of the toilet!

  • Some of the major uses of water are: for drinking, power,              transportation, irrigation, recreation, scenic resource,                   habitat, raw material for industry, disposal of wastes and               much more!

  • The average roof collects about 22,500 gal.of rain a year and could fill 450, 50 gal barrels of water. Rainwater Harvesting works!

  • A garden hose or sprinkler use as much water in an hour as an     average family of 4 uses in one day.

  • 2011 was the driest year on record for Texas!!

  • The Texas statewide average rainfall was just 14.88 inches in         2011 beating the previous low of 14.99 inches in 1917.                  

  • Normal Texas rainfall is 27.92 inches.

  • June July and August were the hottest months on record for        Texas in 2011.

  • Drought begets heat and heat begets drought!

  • La Nina came in 2010 and brought us the drought and it is back in 2012!

  • Pray for more rain...we need to have our rivers and creeks            flowing and our crops growing!

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