Your body is two-thirds water
Your bones are one-third water
Your brain is more than three-quarters water
A person could not survive a week without water – but could go without food for up to two months
Water regulates body temperature, prevents salt from building up, and carries nutrients from food into organs, bones, and tissue
A typical household uses about 100,000 litres of water a year
A bath uses about 80 litres of water
A washing machine uses an average of 100 litres a cycle
A garden sprinkler uses 1,000 litres an hour
97% of the world’s water is held in the oceans
2% is frozen in the polar ice caps
We use just 1% of all the world’s water – that comes from lakes, rivers, water in the atmosphere and in the ground
In the developed world, an average person uses 160 litres of water every day
In the developing world, an average person uses 10 litres a day.
All the rivers in the world, at any one time, only contain enough water to supply mankind for about 10 days.
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2.1 million customers in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
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