Water is Essential to Everyday Life

It is one of the most plentiful and crucial substances on the planet, water. It’s also one of the substances that we take very much for granted and spend little time thinking about. This information video effectively shares many enlightening facts about our world of water.

From the Original Blog Entry:

Water is essential to everyday life. In a day, Europeans use about 50 gallons (189 liters) of water. American use 100 gallons (379 liters). Those living in sub-Saharan Africa use 2-5 gallons per day. More than 25% of bottled water comes from the same place as tap water; a municipal water supply. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day from water bottles will cost up to $1,400 over a year. Drinking from the tap will cost about $0.50 per year.

We also learn that it takes: 10 gallons to make a single slice of bread, 713 gallons to produce a cotton t-shirt, 1,000 gallons to make 1 gallon of milk, and 634 gallons to produce 1 burger.