Water Facts

Water is essential for life and this world has so much more of it than we see on the surface. So much of the surface of our planet is covered with water.

This page will be updated from time to time with more amazing water facts. Another great resource for this is the USGS Water site.

What we got is ALL we get!

USGS Estimates for every gallon of fresh water we see in lakes, rivers and streams there are 1000 gallons beneath the earth’s surface.

97% of Earths water is salt water in the Oceans and 3% is fresh water with 2.5% of the fresh water locked up in ice and in the ground that leaves 1/2% readily available.

You can still draw water from Jacobs well where Jesus held His conversation with the Samaritan woman (John Chapter 4). The well is 7.5′ in diameter and 135′ deep in a limestone formation.

Memphis Tennessee’s water comes from wells drilled into a sand layer around 1400′ below the surface. The city has one of the best water supplies in the world.

Asheville, North Carolina also has a world renown groundwater supply

Tennesseeans use 500 Million Gallons of groundwater from wells daily