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Christopher L. de Groot
Director of Water & Sewer Utilities

Email: Water & Sewer
Telephone: 408-615-2000
Fax: 408-247-0784

Monday - Friday
8:00A - 5:00P

1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

For Kids

Water Trivia
Water is a wonderful and amazing thing. Water makes up 80% of the world's surface, which helps regulate the earth's temperature. Water is the most common substance found on earth and the only substance that is found on earth naturally in solid, liquid, and gas form. Water touches every part of our lives. In fact, we are dependant on water for life. Here are some interesting facts about water.  

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  • 75% of a chicken, 80% of a pineapple, and 95% of a tomato is water
  • 66% of the human body is water and 75% of the human brain is water (the same percentage of water in a chicken)
  • It is possible that the water people drink today was part of the dinosaur era
  • Manufacturing a new car (including tires) takes 39,090 gallons of water
  • Producing a ton of steel takes 62,600 gallons of water
  • It takes approximately 1 gallon of water to process a quarter pound of hamburger
  • It take 9.3 gallons of water to process one can of fruit or vegetables
  • Of all the earth's water, 97% is found in the ocean and seas
  • 2% of the earth's water is frozen in the ice caps and glaciers
  • Only 1% of the earth's water is fresh water suitable for drinking
  • The average person uses about 100 gallons of water each day, which in Santa Clara costs about 31 cents

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