April 11, 2016, by Ken, in Uncategorized
We've all heard of April showers bringing May flowers.
Living in Ohio, you also have April snow, ice, sleet, sun, thunder, lightening, ferocious winds and maybe even a tornado.
April brings Springtime weather and all the joys and complications of water.
Earth Day is April 22. Senator Gaylord Nelson had a desire to bring environmental issues to the forefront of politics and did so with the help of then President Kennedy in 1963.
The resulting interest in the issues led to the first organized Earth Day gathering in 1970.
About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent.
Three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water, yet 98 percent is salt water and not fit for consumption.
- Less than one percent of all the water on Earth is fresh water available for human consumption.
Did you know, however, that if we didn't have our ozone layer, the water would evaporate and Earth would resemble our closest planetary cousins, Venus or Mars? Finding a way to conserve water on Earth is, well, necessary for life to exist -- period.
- The human body is more than 60 percent water. Blood is 92 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75 percent water, and bones are about 22 percent water.
- A human can survive for a month or more without eating food, but only a week or so without drinking water.
We've always heard "you are what you eat." It's probably just as likely that we are what we drink as well. Doctors don't normally prescribe drinking plenty of pop, coffee or whatever is your "cup of tea."
The average American household consumes about 127,400 gallons of water during a year. Homeowners in Washington, DC, pay about 0 for that amount of water. Buying that same amount of water from a vendor in Guatemala City would cost more than ,700.
Amount of water it would take, per day, to support 4.7 billion people at the UN daily minimum: 2.5 billion gallons
Amount of water used, per day, to irrigate the world's golf courses: 2.5 billion gallons.
However essential, however natural, water can be a welcome friend or an incredible adversary. Anything from leaky faucets, backed up drains, clogged downspouts, swamped septics, dry wells, cracked or frozen pipes, damaged roofs, to incorrect slope and drainage of land can be a headache or a nightmare.
Being prepared for our weather with a strong partner to rely on for help when you need it is an actionable plan. Mount Corrick will help you weather the storm and enjoy the part of nature your home welcomes.