The Seal of London, Ohio

The City of London Ohio

Established in 1811

Fun Water Facts

  • Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water.
  • The water found at the Earth’s surface in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and swamps makes up only 0.3% of the world’s fresh water.
  • 68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers.
  • 30% of fresh water is in the ground.
  • 1.7% of the world’s water is frozen and therefore unusable.
  • Water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface.
  • Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City.
  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
  • Nearly one-half of the water used by Americans is used for thermoelectric power generation.
  • In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
  • It takes six and a half years for the average American residence to use the amount of water required to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool (660,000 gallons).
  • It takes seven and a half years for the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second (750,000 gallons).
  • The average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
  • Taking a bath requires up to 70 gallons of water. A five-minute shower uses only 10 to 25 gallons.
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.

Want to learn more? This fun Information is from the EPA Water Trivia web page.

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