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Fun Facts About Water...DID YOU KNOW???

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know: Fun Water Facts Everything Needs Water to survive!

Did you know? Facts about Water:

Water! Water is essential to Earth's survival! Did you know that water is in everything…all living and breathing species require water and water is everywhere! Water mitigation and restoration are some of the pillars of our services, and so we thought we would list some interesting water facts.

  • Many people can hear the difference between pouring hot versus cold water
  • Less than 1% of the water supply on Earth can be used as drinking water
  • A small drip leaking from a faucet is liable to waste as much as 34 gallons of water per day
  • There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks a year in the United States yearly
    • The aging infrastructure in the US causes a water main break on average every 2 minutes
  • Human bones are comprised of 31% water
  • Every day, enough rain falls on the United States to cover the entire state of Vermont with over 2 feet of water
  • Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid, including sulfuric acid
  • 6,800 gallons of water is required daily to grow enough food for a family of 4

Did you know that an acre of corn will give 4,000 gallons of water per day in evaporation! That’s crazy!

While water is beneficial to life, it can also cause wreak havoc on our lives and our surroundings. So when disaster strikes in the form of standing water, broken pipes, or flooding, don’t forget to call SERVPRO of the Quad Cities for all of your water mitigation emergencies.  SERVPRO is your local Water Cleanup & Restoration Professionals! When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is here to help! 24/7

SERVPRO of Davenport/Bettendorf | (563)386-3540
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