Facts about water

The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter.
The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.

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The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.

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Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water.
Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.

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Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.

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At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.

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Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.

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The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day.
Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.

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The United States uses nearly 80 percent of its water for irrigation and thermoelectric power.

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The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.

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