- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Scott City council hires former SEMO public safety director as city administrator (11/15/17)
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Water is used for many things, from electricity production to dishwashing. Some of the government's facts on water:
A person uses about two gallons of water for brushing teeth.
When taking a five-minute shower, a person is soaked by 25 gallons to 50 gallons of water.
Automatic dishwashers generally use nine gallons to 12 gallons, but someone washing dishes by hand generally uses 20.
The 56,000 public water systems in the United States process 34 billion gallons of water every day.
Of all the earth's water, only 1 percent is suitable for drinking.
Many animals, fruits and vegetables are mostly made of water. An elephant is 70 percent water, a chicken is 75 percent water, an ear of corn is 80 percent, and a tomato is 95 percent water. An adult human being is 50 percent to 65 percent water, a child 75 percent.
It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
Twenty-four gallons are needed to make one pound of plastic.
SOURCE: Environmental Protection Agency