HELP OUR CHILDREN
CONSERVE WATER NOW!!!
TO THINK ABOUT: A US small town of just 10,000 with
an average family of three will flush their toilet an average of 20
times (OR MORE) per day using approximately 4 gallons of fresh
drinking water per flush, equaling 80 gallon per household per day,
equaling 800,000 OR MORE gallons of fresh water down the drain in a
small US town of just 10,000 PER DAY.
If we could cut this down to three flushes
per day per family per 10,000 populations we would save 500,000
gallons of good drinking water per populations of just 10,000
EVERY DAY............ YOU CAN HELP SAVE TRILLIONS OF
GALLONS OF FRESH DRINKING EVERY DAY............. (ONE THOUSAND
MILLION EQUALS ONE BILLION - ONE THOUSAND BILLION EQUALS ONE TRILLION)
"Together we can make a World of Difference"
FACT: Many household will buy a blue
liquid to put in their toilet bowl. What is wrong with the color
yellow. Its bright and colorful, full of life like our Sun and
FREE. Change our thinking will change the World. Help us
to help others. "
- " (R)
On our blue
planet 97.5% of the water is saltwater, unfit for human use.
The majority of freshwater is beyond our reach, locked into polar
snow and ice.
Less than 1% of freshwater is usable, amounting to only 0.01% of
the Earth’s total water.1
Even this would be enough to support the world?s population three
times over, if used with care
However, water – like population – isn’t distributed
evenly. Asia has the greatest annual availability of fresh-water
and Australia the lowest. But when population is taken into account
the picture looks very different.
"TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE"
Our increasing thirst is a result of growing population, industrial
development and the expansion of irrigated farming. In the past
40 years, the area of irrigated land has doubled.3
By the mid-1990s,
80 countries home to 40% of world population encountered serious
water shortages. Worst affected are Africa and the Middle East.
By 2025 two-thirds of the world’s people will be facing water
stress. The global demand for water will have grown by over 40%
The only ray of hope is that the growth in actual use of water has
been slower than predicted.3
The recommended basic water requirement per person per day is 50
liters. But people can get by with about 30 liters: 5 liters for
drinking and cooking and another 25 to maintain hygiene. The reality
for millions comes nowhere near.
By contrast the average US
citizen uses 500 liters per day,
while the British average is 200.2
People in rural areas are four times more likely than those
in cities to have no safe supply of water. The burden falls
unequally on women who sometimes have to walk for hours to
fetch water. A jerry can of water with a capacity of 18 litres
weighs 20 kilos.
They are less likely than the well-off to be connected to
mains water supplies and pay on average 12 times more per
litre. In Jakarta, Indonesia the poor pay water vendors 60
times the price of water from a standard connection; in Karachi,
Pakistan, 83 times; and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Nouakchott,
Mauritania, 100 times.4
Viewed in percentage terms both water supply and sanitation
provision have improved in the last decade.
However, the actual number of people in need has barely changed
due to the rise in world population.3
Some 97% of liquid freshwater is stored underground in aquifers.
People, especially in rural areas, are increasingly dependent on
groundwater – up to 2 billion people, a third of the world’s
population, rely on it.1
are most severely depleted in parts of India, China, the US, North
Africa and the Middle East. It can take centuries for aquifers to
recharge, so the world is currently running a groundwater overdraft
of 200 billion cubic meters a year.
a major problem, resulting from human and farm animal waste, naturally
occurring toxins, as well as the over 10 million different synthetic
chemicals in use today.
UNEP, Global Environment Outlook 3 (Earthscan 2002).
2 Rob Bowden, Water Supply: Our Impact on the
Planet (Hodder Wayland 2002).
3 Peter Gleick et al, The World’s Water
2002-2003 (Island Press 2002).
4 Worldwatch Institute, Vital Signs 2001
(WW Norton 2001).
5 Peter Gleick, The World’s Water 2000-2001
(Island Press 2000).
6 Lester R Brown, State of the World 2001