Know your h2o!


Know Your h2o!

As of January 1, 2006, the EPA has revised the Arsenic maximum contaminant level from 50 ppb to 10 ppb.

By law, in Bourbon, Mississippi, one small onion must be served with each glass of water in a restaurant.

Artesian wells are named after the old 13th century French province of Artois where the technique of sinking deep wells through impermeable strata emerged.

Ice cubes made at home are cloudy because impurities are trapped in the water. Commercial ice is frozen from one side so it pushes out the impurities.

Approximately 1 million miles of pipeline and aqueducts are in the U.S. & Canada – that’s enough to circle the earth 40 times.

The forerunner of Chase Manhattan Bank began as a water company in 1799.

There are 58,900 community public water supply systems in the U.S.

On a national average, each person pays 25 cents for water on a daily basis. (5 gallons for a penny.)

One glass of water contains about 8,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (8 septillion) water molecules

In 1945, Grand Rapids became the first city to add fluoride to its water.

Bottled water costs 1000 times more than municipal water supplies.

A seagull drinks salt water because it has special glands to filter out the salt.

Hospitals began installing water filters around 1750.

In 1806 the first water treatment plant was established in Paris.