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World Water Day March 22nd

Every DROP COunts On average the world's population is growing by 80 million people a year, this increases demand for freshwater by about 64 million cubic metres a year. Competition for this water exists all over the world and it is vital we make a few easy, everyday changes to help reduce water wastage in our homes and workplaces. How much water do humans need? Water Availability on Earth 1-5 litres 97% salt water 20-50 litres a day for drinking, cooking and cleaning according to the UN. frozen in glaciers- fresh water Au 7 billion of us must share this 1% water Water Footprint per Capita The water footprint of a nation refers to the total amount of water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the nation. United States Italy Australia UK Bolivia Rwanda India Peru China Botswana * Data in m3/ capita / year 11% (primarily developing countries) or 780 million people are without access to clean, drinkable water. How much water is used in everyday tasks? 200 132 160 125 litres 140 litres 120 80 100 litres 80 50 35 60 titres 20 40 litres litres 20 Titres titres Brushing your teeth Flushing the toilet (with tap running) Dishwasher Shower (For 5 minutes) Washing Machine Bath Garden (under 5 minutes) hose/Sprinkler (15 minutes) Power Shower Dripping Faucet-How bad could it be? 1.4 litres 128 litres 1 drop per minute for 1 day. 1 drop a minute left unfixed for 1 year. 393 litres 3 drops a minute left unfixed for a year. Water Wastage and Food Production 1000 On average we eat 2000 to 5000 litres embedded in our food on a daily basis. litres It takes 1000-3000 litres of water to produce litres one kilo of rice. It takes 13000 to 15000 litres of water to produce one kilo of grain-fed beef. 1 chicken ARR RRRR takes 44 litres of water to procesS. It takes 5680 litres of water to produce one barrel of beer. Facts and Figures About 95% of the water that enters our homes goes down the drain. A person taking a 5 minute shower in a developed country uses more water than a person living in a slum in a developing country uses in a day. 500% More people have a mobile phone than a toilet. 100% Americans use 5 times more water than Europeans do. At least 400 million people live in areas with extreme water shortages. Easy Ways to Conserve Water in the Home Bathroom Turning off the water while washing your hair can save up to 530 litres of water a month. Kitchen Soak dirty pots and pans when cleaning them instead of letting the water run over them. It not only saves water but makes them easier to clean. Spend less time in the shower. If you lose track of time, bring a radio into the bathroom and time yourself by how many songs play while you're in there. When ice cubes are left over in your drink don't throw them away but pour them on a plant. Minutes Check your toilet for leaks at least once a year as many leaks can be silent. While you wait for running water to heat from the tap collect the cold water and use to water plants. Laundry room Wash dark clothes in cold water, it saves water and energy and also helps clothes retain their colour. Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they are full. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. If a pipe were to burst, this could save gallons of water and prevent damage. REFERENCES jpg 0170397_PE324416_S4.JPG Nature's Water Ltd. NW Better Water, Better Life water usage water used (in liters) 2483 2332 1393 1245 water shortage area 702 II

World Water Day March 22nd

shared by tommurphy on Mar 17
This graphic is quite relevant with World Water Day taking place on March 22nd. For example, did you know that a dripping faucet left unfixed for one year can waste up to 393 litres of water? Find out...


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