Ten facts about water

  1. 75% of the earth is covered in water.
  2. 97% of the earth’s water is in the oceans.
  3. Only 3% of the earth’s water can be used as drinking water.
  4. 75% of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the polar ice caps.
  5. Although a person can live without food for more than a month, a person can only live without water for approximately one week.
  6. A quarter of the world’s population is without safe drinking water.
  7. Much more water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
  8. The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for two billion years.
  9. Water moves around the earth in a water cycle. The water cycle has five parts: Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, and surface run-off.
  10. Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in 3 forms: liquid, gas and solid.
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