With less than 1 percent of the water on Earth safe for drinking, we must rethink our actions and work to conserve water!
It is a very simple fact of life; humans need fresh water to live and without clean fresh water an average adult in good health could only survive for a few days. Considering these facts, it is surprising that every day people across the globe take this precious natural resource for granted, wasting and polluting our future away. Take a moment to think about the scenario where you wake up one morning and the go to grab a drink of water, only to find that the tap has run dry, what would you do then? Scenarios just like this are what drive us to discuss and implement water conservation methods, to protect our life giving water sources.
As we take a journey uncovering some shocking fresh water facts, keep in mind that while over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, less than 1 percent of that water is safe for human consumption. That’s right; once you remove the salt water, glacial ice and contaminated water, we are left with very little fresh water to live on. Take the first step in reducing your water consumption or “water footprint,” by reviewing these shocking facts about fresh water and what you can do to help conserve it.
With less than 1 percent of the water on Earth safe for drinking, we must rethink our actions and work to conserve water. You can make a difference by taking small steps to reduce your “water footprint,” just follow the water conservation tips provided by iSustainableEarth.com.