Only 2.5% of the earths water is considered fresh water.
Only 1/10 of 1 percent is available to us via lakes, rivers, and streams.
1.1 billion people worldwide, lack access to safe drinking water=1/6 of the planet.
6,000 people die from inadequate water supply every 24 hours.
3.7 miles, women in Africa & Asia travel daily to collect water.
5.3 billion people (2/3 of the world's population), will suffer from water shortages by 2025.
100-176 gallons of water the average U.S. resident uses every day at home-versus 5 gallons per day for the average African family.
Great ways to save water!
1) Turn off the water while brushing you teeth. 2) Install a low-flow toilet. 3) Take short showers instead of baths. 4)*Consider eating less meat. Producing a quarter-pound beef patty requires as much as 2,900 gallons of water (according to Cornell University researchers). 5) Refill reusable bottles with filtered water rather than bottled water. 6) Plant native & drought-tolerant plants. 7) Use soaker hoses, water in the early morning, and avoid misting sprinklers. 8) Sweep, don't hose down, driveways & patios. www.blueplanetrun.org (Blueplanet Run foundation) looks to provide a lifetime's supply of drinking water to 200 million people by 2027. A $30.00 donation can save a life.