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Freeze: Water Facts

Water services in Metro Manila and Rizal were suddenly cut off last March 7, 2019. The fiasco prompted congress and senate to launch separate probes into the water crisis. Some people in Davao City may feel safe from a similar scenario but it can also happen here if watersheds are destroyed and people waste this precious resource.

Here are a few facts about water.

68.7% of the fresh water on Earth is trapped in glaciers (http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/water_trivia_facts.cfm)
It takes 20 gallons of water to create 1 pint of beer (http://www.water.siemens.com/en/about_us/Pages/Water_Footprint.aspx)
Agriculture accounts for 70% of global freshwater withdrawals, up to 90% in some fast-growing economies (http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/water-cooperation/facts-and-figures/en/)
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions (http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/scarcity.shtml)
NASA has discovered water in the form of ice on the moon (http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/11/13/water.moon.nasa/index.html?iref=24hours)
There is an estimated 326 million trillion gallons of water on earth (http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/question157.htm}
There is more fresh water in the atmosphere than in all of the rivers on the planet combined (peruutilities.com)
A person can live about a month without food but only a few days without water (peruutilities.com)
Approximately 66% of the human body consists of water. It exists within all our organs and it is transported throughout our body to assist in physical functions (peruutilities.com)
A five-minute shower uses about 25 gallons of water. A bath requires up to 70 gallons of water (peruutilities.com)
The average pool takes 22,000 gallons of water to fill (nationalgrographic.com)
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