Most of us don’t realise the importance of a consistent water supply until it is taken away from us.
97% of water on Earth is saline water and only 3% can be counted as freshwater. We tend to take water for granted because for many of us access to water is a given. The reality however is that 748 million people worldwide lack access to an improved water supply.
Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of water that is needed to run the world? Did you know that :
- It takes over 1,056 gallons of water to make a single gallon of brewed coffee
- 300 million people around the world rely on desalinated water for their daily needs.
In conjunction with World Water Day, here’s an infographic of water facts that might just make you think twice before taking that long unnecessary shower.