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Did You Know ........

* There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.

* Water is composed of two elements, Hydrogen and Oxygen. 2 Hydrogen + 1 Oxygen = H2O.

* Nearly 97% of the world's water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity's needs -- all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs.

* Water regulates the Earth's temperature. It also regulates the temperature of the human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes.

* 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water.

* A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

* Water is part of a deeply interconnected system. What we pour on the ground ends up in our water, and what we spew into the sky ends up in our water.

* The toilet uses the most water in your house. Make sure it doesn't have leaks.

* One inch of rainfall drops 7,000 gallons of water.                       Ricky Raindrop

* A gallon of water from North Port Utilities costs approximately 1.4 cents.

* A single home in North Port uses approximately 4,000 gallons of water a month. This is approximately 135 gallons a day, which costs approximately $1.89 a day.

* Water expands by 9% when it freezes. Frozen water, ice, is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water.

* More water is used in the bathroom than any other place in the home.

* Today there are many more people using the same amount of water we had 100 years ago.

* A dripping faucet can waste up to 2,000 gallons of water a year. A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water a day.

* What's dumped on the ground, poured down the drain, or tossed in the trash can pollute the sources of our drinking water.

* Don't buy water toys that require a constant flow of water.

* Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save 4 gallons a minute. That's 200 gallons a week for a family of four.

Do one thing each day that will save water. Even if savings are small, every drop counts.

WATER IS PRECIOUS - CONSERVE!

Water Info

Learn about the Water Cycle - click below

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html

Water Use It Wisely - To Play Tip Tank Water Conservation Game - click here

Thirsty Thirstin's Word Scramble - click here