Water Facts

Kinetico’s home water treatment systems provide┬ácustomized solutions to combat specific problems encountered by individual users.

Whether homeowners seek filtered water, softened water or a combination of both, Kinetico’s home water treatment systems provide logical solutions.

To ensure drinking water safety, AquaTex offers Kinetico’s reverse osmosis filtration systems, an EPA-recommended solution to most effectively remove a larger number of contaminants.

Additionally, the K5 Drinking Water Station is able to adapt as homeowners’ water needs evolve to ensure the highest quality drinking water today and in the future.

Here are some fun facts about water:

  • Nearly 326 million trillion gallons of water cover more than 70 percent of the Earth, making it the most common element on the planet. Water is the only resource found naturally as a solid, liquid and gas.
  • The water people drink today is essentially the same water dinosaurs drank 245 million years ago. New water does not exist naturally; it is recycled, not created.
  • Just 1 percent of the Earth’s water is freshwater that is suitable for drinking; the other 99 percent is saltwater or inaccessible, frozen away in polar ice caps. Just 0.036 percent of freshwater comes from surface water drinking sources.
  • In the United States, 38 billion gallons of water are processed by 54,000 public water systems every day. The U.S. and Canada have about one million miles of pipelines, enough to circle the Earth 40 times.
  • In 2000, Americans consumed 346,000 million gallons of freshwater per day. The nation’s three most populated states, California, Texas and New York, consumed nearly one-third of the country’s publicly supplied water; that’s more than 42 trillion gallons a year.
  • Each day the average American uses more than 100 gallons of water, the equivalent of filling up a standard car’s gas tank more than seven times. The most common use is flushing the toilet, followed by doing the laundry and showering.
  • Average domestic automobiles, tires and all, require 39,000 gallons to produce. Jeans require 1,800 gallons to produce and cotton shirts take about 400. Each Sunday paper requires about 150 gallons of water to make.
  • A dairy cow must drink four gallons of water for each gallon of milk she gives. One orange takes 13.8 gallons of water to produce. Watermelons need 100 gallons.