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Water

Page history last edited by catrin treanor 9 years, 4 months ago

At last - PF has it's first water butt. Installed by Charlotte, Amy, Lucy and Mr Swansborough on Monday 28/3/11.

It's located on the side of the 6th form house so that the boarders can use it to water their raised beds.

In just on wet day this Weds Mr S estimated that it had collected 30litres of water!

 

Pictures to follow soon!

 

 

 

in the news...  ever thought about how much water a google search needs?! - find out

 

Some water facts:

 

  • Even though each person only requires 48 litres of water on a daily basis, individuals in the United States use an average of 500 litres, and those in England an average of 200 litres.
  • With access to just 5 litres of water each day, more than a billion people in water poor regions around the globe survive on the same amount used to flush a toilet or take a 5-minute shower.
  • Of all the water that enters each household, about 95% of it ends up down the drain.
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  • If you shorten your showers by just a single minute, you can save approximately 700 gallons of water in a month.

     

 

 WaterAid - WATCH THIS

 

 

global water facts

 

  • There are about 326 million trillion gallons of water in the world. 97.5% of it is salt water, leaving a mere 8.15 million trillion gallons (2.5%) as fresh water.Less than 1% of the world's fresh water (or about 0.007% of all water on earth) is readily accessible for direct human use.
  • Over 90% of the world's supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica. The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for two billion years.
  • If all the world's water were fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to use would equal only about one tablespoon.
  • 884 million people, lack access to safe drinking water supplies, approximately one in eight people.
  • A power shower in use for five-minutes uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.
  • Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
  • To manufacture new cars as much as 148,000 litres of water are used per car.
  • It takes approximately 7,000 litres of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.

 

 

Comments (2)

nigel swansborough said

at 7:03 am on May 18, 2010

I am going to create a water consumption page in the near future, so, watch this space.

catrin treanor said

at 12:59 pm on May 18, 2010

thank you!

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