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  • The only water we will ever have is what we have right now.
  • Once groundwater is polluted it may remain that way for several thousand years.
  • A hot water faucet that leaks 60 drops per minute can waste 192 gallons of water and 48 kilowatt hours of electricity per month.
  • Human blood is 83% water. Human bones are 25% water, the human body is 66% water.
  • 97% of the water on the earth is saltwater; only 3% is freshwater. Most of the freshwater stored on the earth is frozen in glaciers.
  • Each day the sun evaporates 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) tons of water.
  • The earth's surface is approximately 80% water. That's about 362,000,000,000,000 (362 trillion) gallons of water.
  • Watermelon is 93% water.
  • "Water" was the first word that Helen Keller learned. "Water" was the last word spoken by President Ulysses S. Grant.
  • In some deserts, rain is so uncommon that the natives do not have a word for it.
  • Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical thanksgiving dinner for eight in the United States. This is enough water to fill a 30 by 50 foot swimming pool.
  • The people in the United States use as much as 700,000,000,000 (700 billion) gallons of water each day.
  • Heating water is the second largest energy user in the home.
  • The koala bear and the desert rat do not drink water.
  • In one glass of water, there are about 8,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (8 septillion) water molecules.
  • In a one hundred year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere.
  • Wisconsin has appoximately 2 quadrillion gallons of groundwater.
  • Wisconsin industries use about 614 million gallons of water per day.
  • There are more than 700,000 private or municipal wells in Wisconsin.
  • Groundwater originates as local precipitation which seeps into the ground and reaches the water table.
  • More Water Trivia found here.