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Dear Amy, are we giving clean water or cleaning the water (environmental)?

Depending on the programs that we are doing, we should choose different facts. If we are making water wells and giving clean-water-tablets, we should do facts related to water in poor countries, if we are cleaning the water on our earth etc, and doing conservation/environmental things, we should do other types of ads. Here are just some facts that I found intriguing. -- Gabi Facts about water - 2.2 million children die from water-related disease each year. Thats 1 child every 14 seconds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. NOW http://www.worldtoilet.org/WTD/toolkit_factsheet.html Drinking impure, contaminated water is the leading cause of epidemic disease in developing countries. http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population.

Our Water Usage

A leaky faucet that drips at a rate of one drop per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons a year. http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html - Though 70% of the earths surface if covered in water, humans can only use about 0.3%. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes. - 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. - It takes approx 1,000 gallons per person per day to produce the average American diet alone. - That quarter pounder is worth more than 30 average American showers. - The average five-minute shower takes between 15 to 25 gallons of water.
If you use a low-flow showerhead, you can save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower.

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person needs 4 to 5 gallons of water per day to survive. The average American individual uses 100 to 176 gallons of water at home each day. The average African family uses about 5 gallons of water each day.

More people die each year from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war.

A cup of coffee takes 55 gallons of water to make, with most of that H2O used to grow the coffee beans. Recycling a pound of paper, less than the weight of your average newspaper, saves about 3.5 gallons of water. Buying recycled paper products saves water too, as it takes about six gallons of water to produce a dollar worth of paper.

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.**

97.5% of the worlds water is saltwater. If the worlds water were poured into a bucket, only one spoonful would be drinkable. In Europe the average person uses, 52.8 gallons of water a day (about half of what the US uses).