Fun Facts about Water


  • Your skin is 70 percent water
  • A tomato is 95 percent water
  • A pineapple is 80 percent water
  • Water acts as a natural insulator to regulate the earth’s temperature
  • Only one percent of the earth’s water is available for drinking; two percent is currently frozen
  • Water is the only substance on earth found naturally in three forms—solid, liquid, and gas
  • One gallon of water weighs approximately eight pounds
  • You can survive about a month without food, but only five to seven days without water
  • A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk
  • It is possible to drink water that was on earth during the dinosaur era
  • On average, a person uses about 100 gallons of water a day
  • A five minute shower takes 10 to 25 gallons of water
  • An automatic dishwasher uses nine to 12 gallons of water to wash one load
  • A toilet uses 1.5 to seven gallons of water for one flush - newly manufactured toilets flush a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water
  • Four new car tires take 2,072 gallons of water to make
  • To produce a single day's supply of the world's newsprint, 300 million gallons of water are needed
  • The first water pipes in the U.S. were made from charred bored logs