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Water has many uses throughout the world, aside from human consumption and purposes related to that.One of many water fact's is that 70 percent of the earth's surface covered with water,so it makes water the most common substance on earth. There are 326 million cubic miles of water on earth. Without water, there would be no life. Every living thing needs water to live, and every living thing is made of at least some water. As much as it is a part of each living thing, it has many uses inside and outside the home. It is used on farmlands in order to grow crops.We can cook with it, bathe with it, and use it for recreation. On average, a human uses 70 gallons of water per day.

One of the most important water fact's is that water is very necessary to human life. Humans take in over 16,000gallons of water during their lifetimes per day. Water carries out life processes in everything, carrying out biological reactions and aiding with digestion of other nutrients.

Moving on to water facts that should encourage us to conserve. The world's demand for water is constantly increasing. Some experts believe that by the year 2006, the world's need for water will double from what it was in the 1980's. Finally, after exploring the important water facts, there are many water facts that are interesting yet useless. You can refill an 8 oz glass of water approximately 15,000 times for the same cost as a six-pack of soda.A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon ofmilk.One gallon of water weighs approximately 8 ½ pounds. One inch of rainfall drops 7,000 gallons, or nearly 30 tons of water, on a 60' x 180' piece of land.More than 13 million households get their water from their own private wells and are responsible for treating and pumping the water themselves. An automatic dishwasher uses approximately 9 to 12 gallons of water while hand washing dishes can use up to 20 gallons. A person should consume 2 ½ quarts of water per day to maintain health.

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