Facts about Water
~3.4 million People die each year from water related diseases. Those people mainly get the diseases from contaminated water.
~780 million people lack access to clean water.
~More people have cell phones than toilets.
~884 million people lack access to improved drinking water
~Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
~Water related diseases are the leading cause of death of children under age 5
~Without access to a latrine, girls stop attending school after puberty
~2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation
~1 million deaths occur yearly due to diarrhea
~The average person uses about 100 gallons of water each day.
~40% of household water is flushed down the toilet
~70% of the human brain is water
~82% of the body's blood is water
~90% of the lungs are water
~Only 3% of the earth’s water is fresh and less than 1% is drinkable
~68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers
~30% of fresh water is in the ground
~There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined.
~At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year