Water Facts

Water is something that we take for granted. But, water is essential for our survival.  So, we thought we’d share some interesting water facts. Some of these you may already know, but, perhaps you can find a few facts that might surprise you.

¢ Hot water freezes faster than cold water.

¢ Once evaporated, a water molecule spends ten days in the air.

¢ It takes about 1,000 gallons of water to grow the wheat to make a two pound loaf of bread, and about 120 gallons to produce one egg.

¢ It takes 1,500 gallons of water to produce a barrel of beer.

¢ Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.

¢ Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication.

¢ A person can live without water for approximately one week, depending upon the conditions.

¢ The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for two billion years.

¢ The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 1832.

¢ A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk.

¢ A person can live more than a month without food, but only about a week, depending on conditions, without water.

¢ The world’s rainiest place is Mt. Wai’ale’ale, Kauai, Hawaii.  During an average year, there are only 15 dry days.

¢ It takes 39,090 gallons to manufacture a new car, including new tires.

¢ If all the world’s water fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available to us would only be about one tablespoon.

¢ More people have cell phones than access to a decent toilet.

¢ A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or printed page.