How lucky we are to live in the only blue planet in the Solar System and it’s blue for a reason. Believe it or not, two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered in WATER. As everyone knows, or at least I know, the reason why we are the only planet in the entire Universe that contains life is that all life requires WATER. How lucky are we?
So, as we are surrounded by the stuff, or, in some countries showered by the stuff we thought you might like to know a few interesting facts about water.
- 1.7% of the world’s water is either in the North or South Pole and therefore more or less unusable.
- Water can dissolve more substances than anything else.
- Millions upon millions of the world’s population, even though surrounded by the stuff, lack clean drinking water.
- Water weighs about 8 pounds a gallon.
- 70% of the human brain is made up of water.
- More than 50% of illness in the developing world is water related.
- On average a person can live a month without food but only a week without water
- By 2025 half of the world’s people will live in countries with high water stress.
- On average 10 gallons per day of your water footprint is lost to leaks.
- It takes about 70 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.
- Water use has grown at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century.
- Water is the most common substance found on earth.
- Water makes up more than 60% of the human body
- Drinking too much can be fatal
- Ocean tides are caused by the rotation of the earth and the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun acting on ocean water
- Human bones are 31% water
- More than half of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom
- When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water
So, all in all, and obviously stating the obvious, water is fascinating and important and interesting and necessary and the business of Water 2 You.
Water 2 You sources its water from the Shropshire hills close to the Welsh borders. All the water is bottled at the site and shipped to its customers within days.