A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day
The first water pipes in the U.S. were made from hollowed logs
Frozen water is 9% lighter than water – that is why ice floats
1 Trillion tons of water is evaporated by the sun each day!
Sewers Date Back to Ancient Rome!
Sewers are often thought of as a modern innovation, but in fact, they have a long history. One of the first known sewers was built around the year 600 BC in Rome.
The city of Boston had a primitive drainage system in the early 1700’s. However the first full public sewer systems in the United States were built in Chicago and New York in the 1850’s.
The flush toilet was invented in 1586 by Sir John Harrington
Wastewater is classified as anything that goes down a drain
94% of water utilities in the US are rural systems serving populations of less than 10,000
Rural systems are part of a larger network. All 50 states are served by a rural water association
Water is the only substance found on Earth in three forms
Solid, Liquid and Gas
The average American uses 100 gallons of water per day
Americans drink more than 1 billion glasses of water per day
66% of the human body is water; 75% of the human brain is water
A person must consume 2.5 quarts of water per day to maintain health
Fun Facts about Flathead Lake
Flathead lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, spanning over 27 miles long and 15 miles wide and has over 187 miles of shoreline
The average surface temperature ranges from 36F in January to 68F in August