Tweet the water facts

Water is essential for life, but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource

Page - September 10, 2012
Your tweets are an incredibly powerful way for information to reach thousands of people. Help us spread these facts about water to remind people how essential it is for life.

Palawan's St. Paul's underground river is the world's longest underground river. #waterpatrol
Rio Grande de Cagayan, with a total length of 353km, is the longest & widest river in the Phils. #waterpatrol
The highest waterfall in the country is the 388m-high Aliwagwag Falls, Davao. #waterpatrol
Laguna de Bay, an inland body of water covering 900sq km, is the country's largest lake. #waterpatrol
80% of the earth's water is surface water. The other 20% is either ground water or atmospheric water vapor. #waterpatrol
Of all the water on earth, only 2.5% is fresh water. #waterpatrol
If all the world's water were fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available to use would equal only about 1tablespoon. #waterpatrol
Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water. #waterpatrol
Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water. #waterpatrol
A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day. #waterpatrol
A quarter of the world's population is without safe drinking water. #waterpatrol
5-7 gallons: average amount of water used to flush a toilet. #waterpatrol
25-50 gallons: used in the average shower with conventional showerhead, 10mins. Water conserving use: 12.5 gallons. #waterpatrol
2 gallons: average amount of water used to brush your teeth. Water-conserving use: 0.25 gallons or less (use glass) #waterpatrol
According to the DENR, 50 of the 421 rivers in the Philippines are biologically dead. #waterpatrol
Critical areas for water quantity/availability: Pasig-Laguna, Pampanga & Agno, Bicol, Cagayan, Luzon, Jalaur Iloilo, Ilog-Hilabangan Negros Occ, Cebu. #waterpatrol
Agricultural sector is the heaviest user of water in the Philippines. #waterpatrol
Human right to water entitles us to SUFFICIENT, SAFE, ACCEPTABLE, PHYSICALLY ACCESSIBLE, & AFFORDABLE water. #waterpatrol
Marikina River used to be an important transport route during the Spanish colonial era. #waterpatrol
Marikina River has 7 creeks & waterways connected to it. #waterpatrol
Due to negligence & industrial dev't, Marikina river has become very polluted. #waterpatrol