If you’re having some social time around our Water Coolers for Offices, you could make yourself the office egghead (or bore, depending on your point of view!) with some fascinating facts about water.


Three-quarters of the earth is covered with water, 97% of it is salty, 2% is ice, and the rest, fresh water. About 95% of all fresh water is below the ground, 2% is moisture, and the rest available in the form of lakes, rivers and streams. There are 12 big river systems in the Indian subcontinent. The Ganga-Brahmaputra and the Indus network provide the most water. Women in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 6 kilometres to find fresh water. They often have to carry a container of water weighing 20 kilograms that distance.


Water contains chemicals, minerals and nutrients, and dissolves more substances than any other liquid. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water. Roughly 70% of an adult’s body is made up of water. Animals like the koala bear and the desert rat do not drink water at all. The daily water requirement for every human being, for sanitation, bathing, cooking and drinking is around 50 litres. Except that more than a billion people have access to less than 6 litres a day. A typical family in the USA, for example, consumes eight times more water than an average family in India that has access to sanitation and bathing facilities.


Never let it be said that around Water Coolers for Offices is just the place for gossip – it can be a great area to expand your knowledge, too.


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