Water Facts


| July/August 2000

We Are Water
o Percentage of the human body that is water: 70
o Number of days the average person can survive without water: 3

Tree Hitters
o Percentage of daily water use saved during Sigmota, Sweden's annual Pee Outside Day: 50

The Wet & Dry
Amount of water used each day by:
o Households with dishwashers, washing machines, and sprinklers: 1,000 liters
o Households with piped-in tap water: 100-300 liters
o Households using a public water hydrant: 20-70 liters
o Households using a distant water source: 2-5 liters.

From New Internationalist (April 2000).