USA Safe Water

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USA Safe Water

“Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink. Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink”.~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Unsafe drinking water is the leading cause of sickness and deathAbout 2% of Earth’s water is safe to drinkOnly 1% of the water is accessible

*90% of the US has access to clean drinking water*Most water is accessible through reservoirs*40% of U.S. rivers and streams and 46% of U.S. lakes are unsafe to fish or swim

Safe Drinking Water

Water Facts

Drinking saltwater/seawater causes:*Dehydration*Bacterial Infections

*The rapid use of groundwater has created thousands of sinkholes in Florida. *California has a 20 year supply of freshwater left*1/3 of all U.S. water withdrawals are for export.

U.S.A. Water Facts

*Answers. (n.d.). What percent of earth's water is drinkable?. Retrieved from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_percent_of_Earth's_water_is_drinkable*Bartkowski, A. (2010, May 16). What are the side effects of drinking seawater? read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/124645-side-effects-drinking-seawater/*Blue Planet. (2013). What makes clean water so important?. Retrieved from http://blueplanetnetwork.org/water/*Food & Water Watch. (2012). Water facts. Retrieved from http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/interesting-water-facts/*West, L. (n.d.). World water day: A billion people worldwide lack safe drinking water q&a with gary white of waterpartners international. Retrieved from http://environment.about.com/od/environmentalevents/a/waterdayqa.htm

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