Importance Of Water

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Importance Of Water

  1. 1. The Amazing WORLD OF WATER Presented by
  2. 2. What do you know about the water you drink?
  3. 3. Do you know where it comes from?
  4. 4. Water is critical for all living things.
  5. 5. Without water, there can be no life.
  6. 6. Water provides some good clean fun, too
  7. 7. Earth is called the “water planet”... 80% of it is covered with water or ice but less than 2% of Earth’s water is drinkable..
  8. 8. One part oxygen plus Two parts Hydrogen = WATER
  9. 9. The WATER CYCLE is controlled by the sun.
  10. 10. Water never stops moving...
  11. 11. Heat from the sun evaporates the earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds.
  12. 12. Water vapor rises and forms clouds.
  13. 13. Vapor cools in the clouds and forms droplets that fall back to earth as rain, sleet or snow.
  14. 14. The water runs off into lakes, rivers, and streams and back to the sea to be heated again...and the cycle starts over.
  15. 15. Amazing facts about WATER • Water is the most common substance found on earth. • The human body is about 75% water. • The average person uses about 175 gallons of water a day!
  16. 16. Lots of things come in gallon containers… Here’s what a gallon of WATER looks like…
  17. 17. We drink only A TINY AMOUNT of the water that is treated for our use. Here’s how we use it at home:
  18. 18. Did you know…? • Water is the only substance on earth that naturally exists in all 3 forms – solid (ice), liquid (water) and gas (steam).
  19. 19. Some more amazing facts about WATER • It takes 2-7 gallons to flush the toilet. • A leaky faucet can waste up to 100 gallons a day! That could add up to 36,500 gallons a year!
  20. 20. More amazing facts about WATER • A 5-minute shower uses 25-50 gallons! • A dishwasher takes 9-12 gallons for each load.
  21. 21. A dairy cow needs 36 gallons of water to produce 12 gallons of milk!
  22. 22. Some more amazing facts about WATER • An elephant is 70% water! • A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
  23. 23. WATER is a valuable natural resource! We can’t afford to waste it! What can we do to...
  24. 24. YES! KIDS CAN CONSERVE!
  25. 25. HERE ARE 6 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP SAVE WATER!
  26. 26. #1 Take shorter showers… Shorten a 10 minute shower to 5 minutes and save at least 25 gallons of water!
  27. 27. #2 Fill it up! Fill up the dishwasher… running it only half full wastes water.
  28. 28. #3 Just to rinse! Don’t run the water while you brush your teeth... just to rinse the brush and clean the sink!
  29. 29. #4 Fill it up - again! Use the correct settings on the washing machine… partial loads waste water, energy and money!
  30. 30. #5 Stop the DROP! Find a leaky faucet around the house? Tell a parent so it can get fixed! Leaks waste water.
  31. 31. #6 Learn to share… Have fun in the sprinkler if it is on for watering the lawn. Water “toys” can waste up to 200 gallons each half hour!
  32. 32. Kids can make a difference… every gallon matters! Waste not… want not!
  33. 33. The water we conserve today… can serve US tomorrow! www.stopthedrop.org
  34. 34. www.stopthedrop.org
  35. 35. Featuring 15 year old Ryan Roszko and his dog, Molly.
  36. 36. North Harris County Regional Water Authority 3648 FM 1960 West, #110, Houston, TX 77068 281-440-3924 ~ 281-440-4104 Fax Visit us online: www.nhcrwa.com

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