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Here is the Basic Information You Need Regarding Water

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Facts about Water

Precious Water

  1. One Gallon of Potable Water = 8.33 Pounds
  2. One Cubic foot of Water = 7.48 Gallons
  3. One Cubic foot of Water = 62.43 Pounds @ 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit it’s maximum density.
  4. One Cubic foot of Water = 59.83 Pounds @ 212 degrees Fahrenheit waters boiling point.
  5. Water boils @ 212 degrees Fahrenheit
  6. One US gallon occupies 231 inches
  7. A column of water one foot high exerts a pressure of .4333 pounds per square inch.
  8. Water is extremely difficult to compress in fact a pressure of 7000 PSI will only reduce the volume of water around 2%
  9. Water changes to steam at 212 degrees provided you are at sea level.
  10. Water’s boiling point decreases as the altitude increases. Adding one mile of altitude causes water’s boiling point to drop to 202 degrees add two miles and it drops further to 192 degrees.
  11. One BTU (British Thermal Unit) is the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree.
  12. Water having a PH of 7 is neutral, less than 7 is acidic and more than 7 is alkaline.
  13. Water is the most effective naturally occurring solvent on earth.
  14. The United States uses about 346 million gallons of fresh water per day.
  15. The average person in the U.S. uses around 100 gallons of fresh water per day.
  16. Unsafe water and sanitation practices account for more deaths worldwide from disease than any war claims.
  17. Water is the only substance naturally occurring on earth that exists in three forms; liquid, solid and gas.
  18. When water freezes it expands and is about 9% lighter which is why it floats in water. When heat is applied to water it also begins to expand in fact it expands at approximately .00023% for every degree of temperature rise.
  19. It takes about 1500 gallons of water to produce one barrel of beer.
  20. One quarter of the world’s population is without safe drinking water.

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