# Water Fun Facts

- 2/3 of the water you use at home is in the bathroom.

- It takes 30 - 40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub.

- A 5-minute shower uses 25 - 50 gallons of water.

- Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes while running water takes 6 gallons.

- A typical household uses about 100 gallons of water per day per person.

- You can drink more than 4,000 glasses of tap water for the same cost as a 6-pack of soda.

- Families turn on water faucets about 70 times a day.
- Washing a load of clothes uses about 50 gallons of water.
- It takes 10 -15 gallons of water to wash dishes by hand.

- 9 to 12 gallons of water are used in a dishwasher.

- The average cost for water supplied to a home in the U.S. is about $2.00 for 1,000 gallons, which equals about 5 gallons for a penny.

- Refilling a half-liter water bottle 1,740 times with tap water is the equivalent cost of a 99 cent water bottle at a convenience store.

- Water expands by 9% when it freezes.

## OTHER WATER FUN FACTS

- It takes 100,000 gallons of water to manufacture one automobile.

- A cow must drink 4 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of milk.

- It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice.

- Ten inches of melted snow equals about one inch of water.
- 122 gallons of water are needed to produce one loaf of bread.

- It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef.

- You can live about one month without food; but only a few days without water.

- 75% of all rain and snow fall directly back into the ocean and other bodies of water without touching land.

- It takes 6 gallons of water to produce one serving of french fries.

- It takes 10 gallons of water to make one serving of soda.

- About 3/4 of a human body is water.

- Growing a day's food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water.

- About 9 gallons of water are used to process one can of fruit.

- Making a hamburger, fries, and soda uses 1500 gallons of water (raise potatoes, grain, and cattle).

- Over 42,000 gallons of water are needed to grow and prepare the food for a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight. This is enough water to fill a 30' by 50' swimming pool.
- Watermelon is 93% water.
- Tomatoes are 90% water.

- Potatoes are 80% water.

- Ear of corn is 70% water.