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Aqua Knowledge

Water Is Life

  • Water is the origin of life. The first cell was born from sea water 3,500 million years ago.
  • A human must replenish 3 lts. of water every day.
  • In a lifetime, on an average, a person drinks about 60,000 lts. of water.
  • The most important need after air 'One can live without food for more than a month, but it is impossible to survive without water for more than few days'.

Water & The human Being

  • Helps digest food
  • Transports body wastes
  • Lubricates body joints
  • Regulates body temperature

Water & Earth

  • 75% of the earth’s surface is covered by water
  • 97.4% of this water is in the oceans
  • 1.8% of this water is ice
  • 0.8% of this water is available for consumption.

Water In Our Body

  • 75% of the body comprises of water
  • Kidney 83%
  • Brain 75%
  • Lungs 40%
  • Muscles 75%
  • Blood 92%
  • Heart 75%
  • Liver 86%

Water Consumption Facts

  • 20 litres per toilet flush (single flush unit)
  • 50-150 litres per bath
  • 40-250 litres per shower (depending on duration & nozzle flow)
  • 20-50 litres per dishwasher
  • 40-170 litres per washing machine load
  • 5 litres per brushing of teeth with tap on
  • 8 litres per day for drinking, cooking & cleaning
  • 8 litres per average male shave
  • 1,000 litres per hour per typical 3 outlet sprinkler
  • 4 litres per hour per dripper of drip irrigation system
  • 100-300 litres per car wash with running hose
  • 30-150 litres per day per leaky tap

Fun facts about Water

  • Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  • At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
  • A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
  • Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body
  • Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
  • Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  • Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  • Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
  • 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.
  • The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.
  • 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.
  • 12. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.

10 Reasons to Use a Water Filter

  • In order to capitalize on the health benefits of water, it is essential to draw from a clean source of water.
  • Drinking impure, contaminated water is the leading cause of epidemic disease in developing countries.
  • There are more than 2100 known drinking water contaminants that may be present in tap water, including several known poisons.
  • Bottled water does not offer a viable alternative to tap water.
  • Municipal water treatment facilities cannot always control for the outbreak of dangerous bacterial contaminants in tap water.
  • The only way to ensure pure, contaminant-free drinking water is through the use of a point-of-use filtration system.
  • Several types of cancer can be attributed to the presence of toxic materials in drinking water.
  • Clean, healthy drinking water is essential to a child’s proper mental and physical development.
  • According to the EPA, lead in drinking water contributes to 480,000 cases of learning disorders in children each year in the United States alone.
  • It is especially important for pregnant women to drink pure water as lead in drinking water can cause severe birth defects.

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