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1 WATER FACTS! True or False?

2 1. True or False? Three-fourths (75%) of the earths surface is covered with water. True!

3 2. True or False? 50% of our water is salt water found in the ocean. False! 97% of our water is salt water found in the ocean.

4 3. True or False? While 3% of our water is fresh, 2% is trapped in ice caps, glaciers, and on snowy mountain ranges. True!

5 4. True or False? Most of the fresh water we use comes from lakes, rivers, and streams (surface waters). True!

6 5. True or False? There is about 40 times more fresh water in the ground than found in rivers, lakes, and streams. True!

7 6. True or False? Homes, hotels, and offices use about 30% of our fresh water. False! Homes, hotels, and offices use about 11% of our fresh water.

8 7. True or False? 20% of the fresh water we use goes to making goods and mining. False! 8% of the fresh water we use goes to making goods and mining.

9 8. True or False? 39% of the fresh water we use helps us make electricity. True!

10 9. True or False? The largest user of water is agriculture, for growing crops and raising livestock. This uses 42% of our fresh water. True!

11 10. True or False? Our bodies are made of 45% water. False! Our bodies are made of 75% water.

12 11. True or False? It takes 500 gallons of water to produce a meal of a burger, fries, and a soft drink. False! It takes 1,400 gallons of water to produce a meal of a burger, fries, and a soft drink.

13 12. True or False? The average American uses 30 gallons of water a day. False! The average American uses 150 gallons of water a day.

14 13. True or False? A person can use up to 50 gallons of water taking a bath. True!

15 14. True or False? A tree is 75% water. True!

16 15. True or False? If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth, as much as 5 gallons of water can go down the drain. False! If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth, as much as 10 gallons of water can go down the drain.


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