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Pure water. It has no color, no taste and no smell but it is the most important substance on earth. In fact, it exists in three forms – gas (vapor), liquid (water) and solid (ice/snow/hail). Water covers three fourths of the planet and it’s even in the air that we breathe.

Water is never-ending and recycles itself. Heat from the sun changes water in seas and lakes into water vapor which rises into the air and forms clouds of tiny water droplets. The water droplets grow bigger and heavier and fall to earth as rain, then the cycle begins again.

All living things need water to live. Our bodies are about 67% water and cannot function without water. We need to drink water every day to stay healthy but some people don’t have enough water. Some parts of the world suffer from drought and pollution and everyone, plants, animals and people suffer. We need to be careful and not waste our water.

Did You Know?

Did you know…

  • The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home
  • A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water
  • Bones are 25% water and human blood is 83% water
  • 15,140 drips of water from a faucet equals 1 gallon of water

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