When Every Drop Counts

Have you hugged a Water Operator Today?

The modern plumbing system is considered one of the greatest innovations of the 19th century. In fact, plumbing dates back to the Greeks and Romans, but luckily has significantly evolved since the olden days.

It’s easy to take for granted how lucky we are to have access to fresh, clean water at the turn of a tap. It’s especially amazing considering that available fresh water only accounts for approximately 2% of all water resources.

It begs the questions, what would life be like without water? While the likelihood of this occurring is relatively low, there are many who struggle with water access in their daily lives. Therefore, we want to take a moment to appreciate all that water does for us.

The Value of Water

  • 40% of water in North America is used to produce food and beverages.
  • In your home
    • 17% ~ Showering
    • 27% ~ Toilet
    • 15% ~ Faucets
    • 22 % ~ Washer
    • 5% ~ Miscellaneous
    • 14% ~ Leaks!
  • Without fresh water, 1/5th of the US Economy would grind to a fast halt.
  • Every job created in the Water Sector helps to add another 3.68 jobs to our National Economy.
  • It takes approximately 12,500 gallons of water to make an ice rink (Hockey!).

Essential. Reliable. Invaluable. Water.

Did you know that the average North American uses 64,240 gallons of water a YEAR!

In reviewing this list, it is a stark reminder of how important it is to protect and preserve our greatest resource. Making those extra efforts ensure that clean, fresh water will be available for generations to come!

What is your Value of Water?

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The Value of Water 

World Water Day 2021

US Water Alliance

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