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.
True or False? Bottled water is cheaper and safer than filtered tap water.
FALSE. According to the water experts at Green Water Technologies, those fancy bottles of water can cost up to 1000 (that’s one thousand!) times more than a fresh glass of water straight from your tap. Worse, bottling it doesn’t make it any safer. In fact, bottled water may contain more contaminants than your local water treatment facility guidelines allow. Here’s a fact: Adding a home filtration system ensures you are getting the best water possible.
True or False? Animals and humans are made up of mostly water.
TRUE: That’s right! We are walking hot water bottles averaging in adulthood about 60 – 70 % water. Even the largest creatures are super hydrated. Green Water Technologies says an elephant is about 70% water. The average African bush elephant is 13,000 pounds, which comes out to 1084 gallons of “walking water!”
True or False? Everyone has access to fresh water.
FALSE: Water is a precious commodity, and with just 1% of all the water in the world potable (safe to consume), there are 2 billion people who don’t have access to safe water, says Green Water Technologies. 400 million of these live in regions where water is inherently low in supply.