13 Incredible Water Facts You May Not Be Aware Of
It’s all around us, and yet we rarely stop to think about it! While you may make it a priority to drink enough water each day, there is so much more to learn and know about the wonders of water—especially in our homes. You plumbing system carries quite an incredible resource to help you enjoy comfort and convenience in your home every day, so it only makes sense to learn a bit more about it.
Our Amazing Resource:
- Water covers about 71 percent of the planet’s surface.
- Over 96% of that water is contained in the oceans.
- 97 percent of all total water is salty ocean water and not suitable for drinking.
- The United States has over 800,000 miles of public sewage pipes. That’s like running the distance of 30,512 marathons!
- Over 50% of the water used in your home is in your bathroom.
- The average person in the U.S. uses over 100,000 gallons of water a year.
- Toilet flushes account for approximately 5.7 billion gallons of water used a day in the U.S.
- Over 200 gallons of water can be wasted daily from a running toilet.
- Baths use around 5-7 times as much water as a shower.
- An average faucet produces roughly a gallon of water every thirty seconds.
- A leaky faucet can waste over 3,000 gallons each year.
- Property leaks account for over 1,000,000,000,000 gallons of wasted water each year in the United States.
- Roughly 10% of households in the U.S. have leaky pipes and faucets that account for over 90 gallons of wasted water daily.
Playing Our Part
Knowing just how important this valuable resource is, we can take steps to help conserve water and reduce waste. Not only does this help our planet, some of the steps we take can save us money on our monthly utility bills! If you think you might have a plumbing issue to address in your home, you can count on our team for fast, professional service. We’ll identify the cause of any plumbing issues and help you find the right solution to restore your plumbing systems and fixtures. Assisting you in maintaining a safe, convenient plumbing system in your home is just one of the many ways we help our customers. To learn more, call us today!