Did you know only a small quantity of water is CONSUMABLE??

@shilps (52)
India
April 19, 2009 11:42pm CST
About97 percent of the earth's water is contained in the oceans and due to its salinity,cannot be used for drinking.Of the 3percent of water that is potable,over 2percent is captured within the ice caps of the Arctic and the Antartic,which is not easily accessible.This leaves us with 1 percent.More than half of thisis subterranean and is contained in shallow and deep trenches below the surface of the earth.The balance 0.5 percent that is accessible and consumable is contained in our rivers and lakes.
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@srganesh (6350)
• India
5 Jan 10
that is a great news I can learn from your post.i wonder how this post went unnoticed for a long time like this.Men are fighting for this small percentage of water and in the future there may be wars for water.We need water for all purposes but we didn't respect the same.The Industries pollute the water by their wastes and by and by,the less consumable water is becoming more less.it is high time people should become aware of this.