Water Related Resources:
(see also Water -> Conservation and Drought Information)
- Need help with unpaid rent or utilities?
- Measure Your Water Use Calculator
- Drip Irrigation Tune-Up
- List of Drought Tolerant and Native Plants
- Save Our Water Poster
- Springtime Sprinkler Checklist
- Sprinkler Irrigation Tune Up
- Test Your Water Sense
- Tips for Water Efficiency
- Water Wise Landscaping
- California Water Efficiency Partnership
- Nevada County Master Gardeners
- Placer County Master Gardeners
- Placer/ Nevada UC Cooperative Extension
- Environmental Protection Agency: Water Sense
- CA Dept. of Water Resources
- Mavensnotebook - A Basic Primer on Water Quality Regulation
All About H2O: A Dozen Facts About Water
- Water is the most common substance found on earth.
- Of all the earth’s water, 97 percent is salt water in oceans and seas.
- Only 1 percent of the earth’s water is available for drinking water.
- Sixty percent of Americans rely on lakes, rivers and streams as their source of drinking water. The other 39 percent rely on groundwater – water located in underground aquifers and wells.
- There are more than 200,000 individual water systems supplying water to the public in the United States.
- Approximately 1 million miles of pipelines and aqueducts carry water in the United States and Canada. That’s enough to circle the earth 40 times.
- Seventy-five percent of a tree is water.
- One gallon of gasoline can contaminate approximately 750,000 gallons of water.
- It takes 1500 gallons of water to make 1 barrel of beer.
- Each person uses about 100 gallons of water per day at home.
- About two-thirds of the human body is water. Some parts of the body contain more water than others. For example, 70 percent of your skin is water.
- You can survive for about a month without food but only 5-7 days without water.
(Source: American Water Works Association)