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Water Value Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures


  •  Fresh river water, lakes and underground represents 3% of the total volume of water; it is mostly in the form of ice and only 1% is suitable for human uses, less than 0.007% of this water is drinkable. 
  • 1000 million people lack access to potable water.
  • Millions of people do not get more than 12 liters of water per day.
  • One (1) person out of three (3) does not have access to wastewater services.
  • One (1) person out of five (5) does not find water suitable for drinking.
  •  Every 15 seconds, a child dies around the world, either from lack of water (drought), after having a disease due to contaminated water or after having a disease due to fresh water (dengue).
  • Saudi Arabia falls under absolute water scarcity countries.
  • Saudi Arabia is one of the countries facing water scarcity due to limited natural water sources (rainfall average is estimated at 70 mm/year).
  • The renewable groundwater represents 11.7% of the groundwater reserves in the Saudi Arabia.
  • The non-renewable groundwater represents 88.3% of the groundwater reserves in the Saudi Arabia.
  • We need 70 liters of water for planting an apple.
  • We need 2400 liters of water to get 1 burger sandwich.
  • To get a liter of gasoline, we need 70 liters of water.
  • To get a bag of cement, we need 180 liters of water.
  • Conservation kits preserve 30-40% of water consumption.
  • By using conservation kits, you can preserve an amount of water equivalent to 10 tankers a year.
  • Every time you brush your teeth without closing the tap, you consume 16 liters of water.
  • Every time you brush your teeth while turning off the tap, you consume only 1 liter of water.
  • By using the front-loading washing machine, you can preserve 40% of water consumption, and 50% of power consumption.
  • Using a bucket of water to wash the car preserves 150 gallons of water at each time. 
  • The installation of a preserving showerhead preserves between 500 - 800 gallons per month.
  • When installing the toilet-tank-bank (replacement bag), we preserve 3 liters at each time.
  • Studies have proven that approximately 60% of the water used in houses in major cities can be used after it is treated.