Water is literally everywhere. In the ground; in the air. It’s an unavoidable substance. But, for all we know about this essential life liquid, there’s a lot most people don’t realize. In the following Q&A, Green Water Technologies opens up about some of the lesser-known facts floating around within the Earth’s water supply.
Q: How much of a contaminant does it take to render fresh water undrinkable?
Green Water Technologies: That depends on the substance. For instance, a single gallon of gasoline will taint 750,000 gallons of water. Water is remarkably resilient, however, and cleans itself through what is known as the Water Cycle. This system is so efficient that if human pollution were halted today, it would only take 10 years to clear 98% of the Earth’s groundwater. But with 500 new chemicals being developed each year, chances of that happening are slim. Continue reading
How much do you know about the water you consume each day? Find out with this True or False quiz from the experts at Green Water Technologies.
True or False? Coffee and sodas contain water, so that counts toward my daily recommended intake.
FALSE. Wrong! Drinking caffeinated beverages actually removes water from your system. Caffeine is a diuretic so for every cup of coffee you drink, you need two glasses of water, says Green Water Technologies.
True or False? Most homes use more water in the bathroom than in cooking, drinking, cleaning, and watering the yard combined.
TRUE: Most showerheads allow for about 20 gallons of water for each 10 minutes in the shower. For a family of four, that really adds up and easily beats out all other residential water uses. Continue reading
There is so much about our planet’s water supply that we don’t understand. Though water continues to hold its mysteries, the experts at Green Water Technologies have dedicated their professional lives to unraveling some of the myths and misinformation about this most abundant substance on Earth. Here, the Texas-based GE Pro Elite dealer answers some of the questions it has received from customers.
Q: Water is easily accessible in most developed countries, but what about those without a well-built infrastructure?
Green Water Technologies: It is estimated that upwards of 400 million people live in areas where access to water is difficult, at best. A huge portion of these must make at least a three hour trek each day to fetch fresh water for cooking, drinking, and bathing. Even those in coastal areas often suffer from a water shortage, as only 1% of the world’s water is drinkable. Ocean water, while readily available, will actually cause dehydration when consumed by living beings. Here’s another fun fact: the undrinkable surface water that isn’t salty is mostly frozen. Continue reading