As the world’s leading supplier of water systems, we know a thing or two about water. Which is why we thought we’d share some amazing facts about water you never knew.
So whether water just fascinates you, or you want to know a little more. These facts might just open your eyes to the wonder that is water.
Water is essential for life on earth.
Despite water being vital for all forms of life on planet earth, it contains no calories or organic nutrients.
Water covers around 70% of the earth’s surface.
It’s estimated that 68% of the freshwater on earth is trapped in glaciers.
Your body is between 60% – 70% water.
The amount of water in our bodies changes at different times of your life. A human foetus is around 95% water for the first few months, getting to 77% water at birth. An average adult body contains 42 litres of water.
Around 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day’s food.
Water is used in everything we eat and consume. It takes around 200 litres of water to produce a coffee bean for one cup of coffee. And around 100 litres to make two slices of bread.
Jellyfish are 95% water.
This is the same as a cucumber which also contains 95% water.
80% of illness in the developing world is water related.