Water Management 101

water-drop  Interesting Water Facts

  • 52% of North Carolina’s population depends upon ground water for its drinking water supply
  • The first municipal water filtration works opened in Paisley, Scotland in 183
  • Of all the earth’s water, 97% is salt water found in oceans and seas
  • About two thirds of the human body is water
  • The average daily requirement for fresh water in the United States is about 40 billion gallons a day, with about 300  billion gallons used untreated for agriculture and commercial purposes
  • You can survive about a month without food, but only 5 to 7 days without water
  • If every household in America had a faucet that dripped once each second, 928 million gallons of water a day would leak away
  • A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk
  • One gallon of water weighs approximately 8.33 pounds
  • A person should consume 2½ quarts of water per day (from all sources of water, food, etc.) to maintain health
  • 65% of the human body is water, 75% of the human brain is water