Findlay’s Water Pollution Control Center at 1201 S. River Road and its Water Treatment Plant at 110 N. Blanchard St. will be offering tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in recognition of Drinking Water Week.
The week, recognized from May 4-10, is being promoted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, American Water Works Association and other water professionals who are seeking to highlight the essential role drinking water has in our daily lives, and who want to help consumers learn about water.
The commission offered the following facts:
• Less than 1 percent of drinking water is drunk. Forty-three percent of daily water consumption in many homes is used just to flush toilets. High efficiency toilets use half the water and save money.
• A leak of one drop per second can waste up to 2,400 gallons of water each year.
• By turning off the water during teeth brushing, up to five gallons of water per day can be saved.
• Forty percent of water is used in agriculture to grow edible products. Thirty-two gallons of water is needed to make one glass of wine, 19 gallons of water yields one apple and 1,230 gallons is necessary for the production of one beef steak.
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