The Little things that count…
A fraction of 1 per cent of drinkable tap water is actually drunk.
It takes half a gallon of water to cook a pot of rice, and a gallon to wash the pot.
You need 100 drops of water to fill a teaspoon.
The biggest domestic water consumer is the toilet — 2.2 gallons for every flush. Around 32 per cent of our drinking water is flushed down the toilet.
Just one part oil per million parts water will make drinking water smell and taste funny. One gallon of petrol can contaminate 750,000 gallons of water.
If you could weigh all the water that fell on a single acre of land during a one inch rainfall it would weigh 113 tons — that is 226,000 pounds.
The amount of water on earth has remained the same since the planet was created some 4,500 million years ago.
Without clouds and other constituents of the earth’s atmosphere, the surface of our planet would reach a temperature of 176 degree centigrade at the equator by day and 220 degree centigrade by night!
Courtesy: Academy of Mountain Environmics,Dehradun.