At AQ Bottled Water, we specialise in personalised bottled water and branded water bottles. However, we kind of have an obsession with water itself. We also find that many folks are unaware of how precious of a resource it truly is. In this post, we’ll look at 10 little known facts about water and how they affect each one of our lives.
Roughly 97% of the Earth’s water is salty. Less than 1% is freshwater.
Part of the trouble with waste water is that it removes freshwater from our drinking supply. With only 1% of the planet’s water drinkable, that could lead to serious issues as the earth’s population expands.
Water is actually sticky.
Water molecules stick to everything they meet, including each other. This is what provides the surface tension for water. It’s also what allows water to keep us alive, enabling it to draw blood through microscopic vessels in our body.
More water exists in the atmosphere than in all the planet’s river’s combined.
If all this moisture fell to the ground simultaneously it would cover the planet in about an inch of water.
The average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute.
Turning off the tap while doing simple things such as brushing your teeth, can save hundreds of litres of water each year.
Over 740 million people don’t have access to a clean water source.
Part of the extreme demand for custom bottled water comes from groups like the UN and even the Red Cross, who venture into various countries to provide water to people who don’t have access to it. Bottled water is truly saving lives in those areas.
The average European uses 50 gallons of water per day.
Multiply that by the amount of homes throughout Europe, and you begin to see the strain we have on the environment.
By the time you feel thirst, you’ve lost some 1% of the water in your body.
The body doesn’t waste time letting you know you need a drink of something cold.
25% of the personalised bottled water market is derived directly from the tap.
Our branded water bottle is spring water, but most brands use straight tap water!
Animals that live in freshwater are disappearing five times as fast as land animals.
This is a sobering statistic.
It requires some 7,000 litres of water to refine a single barrel of crude oil.
Multiplied by the millions of barrels of oil used each day, you begin to see where most of the world’s water is going.
We hope these facts enlighten you.