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!
Watershed Protection: Water Protect Each Drop is brought to you by Alamo RCD Area Inc.