What’s So Amazing About Water?August 13, 2015
As astronomers contemplate ways to depart this wondrously round and bright blue sphere spinning in the brilliant black cold – in a distant corner lot of the Milky Way galaxy – we earthbound creatures paddle, guzzle, slurp and splash in perhaps the universe’s most precious commodity: Water.
We at Azure Water, your premium bottled water producers, simply can’t get away from this strange combination of molecules: Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. By themselves, these elements might be lethal to our health. But bound together – by dark energy, gravity, electromagnetism or the hand of divinity – this smooth and bland libation is responsible for not just our lives, but our existence.
While our universe is speckled and pot marked with raging, sometimes hideous planetary monsters – madly choregraphing eternal shows of cosmic horror – our poor planet offers us abundant life, blanketed across hundreds of millions of square miles of our terra firma. Our lovely contrast: The night sky filled with stellar zealotry, our landscapes teeming with esoteric life.
It is water, our precious sustenance, that we embrace – if we could. But it is fleeting, in so many ways. But if anything can be said of water, one thing is for sure: It is amazing.
Here we present to you, wonderful water facts (from seametrics.com):
- Nearly 70 percent of our fresh water is trapped in glaciers.
- Thirty percent of freshwater is underground.
- Nearly 2 percent of our water is frozen and can’t be used.
- Some 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
- The average American home uses 100,000 gallons of water per year.
- It takes 6,800 gallons of water to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
- It takes 20 gallons of water to one pint of beer.
- A gallon of water weights about 8 pounds.
- About 70 percent of the human brain is water.
- When frozen, water expands by 9 percent.
- The amount of water on Earth hasn’t changed in millions of years.
- Flushing toilets in the United States uses 5.7 gallons of water per day.
- American use 5.7 billion gallons per day from toilet flushes.15
- The average person needs 12 gallons of water per day (this includes drinking, sanitation and food production).
- More than 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is in the Antarctic.
- It takes 22,000 gallons to fill the average pool and 70 gallons to fill a tub.
- Only 0.007 percent the world’s water is available for the Earth’s 6.8 billion people.
- More than 42,000 gallons of water is needed to grow and prepare a typical Thanksgiving dinner for eight people.
- Over the course of a 100 years, a typical water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, two weeks in lakes and rivers and less than a week in the atmosphere.
- Water is Earth’s most common substance.
- Two-thirds of the human body is water.
- One pound of chocolate requires 3,170 gallons of water.
- More than 1,300 gallons of water is needed to help make 500 sheets of paper.
- The atmosphere contains more fresh water than all the rivers on Earth combined.
So, breathe deep. You are surrounded by water. You are filled with water. Water sustains your life. That’s why we at Azure Water have such a strong affinity for the Earth’s supreme liquid.
Azure Water’s facility uses state-of-the-art equipment that is able to generate 5,000 cases of water a day, including Alkaline Spring Water and Artesian mineral water. We can produce custom-bottle shapes, and fill, seal and label your bottles. If you’re looking to expand your business or have questions about co-packing or our capabilities, contact us.