Everyone would agree that freshwater is vital to human survival. Going back to ancient times, our ancestors were vitally aware that it was strategically advantageous to settle near fresh water sources such as rivers. This understanding is what led to the fundamental change from tribes of early hunter-gatherers into civilizations as we know them. Along with being a consistent source of drinkable water, rivers provide fertile land for hunting, fishing, agriculture, and transportation.
After thousands of years of civilization and technological advancements, most humans no longer need to dwell near freshwater sources to experience the benefits. Advances in technology have drastically changed the means of water collection, treatment, and distribution. Look through the infographic below to see critical details of fresh water usage, sources, and developments.
Water heaters. We all can’t live without them, but we seldom think of them unless they stop working. We use hot water to cook, clean, bathe, etc. We definitely take it for granted. Did you know there are two different types of water heaters? There are the traditional tank water heaters and the newer style “tankless” water heaters. Tank water heaters store many gallons of water at a time and keep it heated all the time, but use too much and it runs out leading to cold showers. Tankless water heaters never run out of hot water because they heat the water on the fly as it is being used, but there is a limit to how much volume they can heat at a time. Read through this infographic provided by Professional Warranty Service Corp. and be educated on the differences, pros and cons of each type.
How much grease fast food restaurants produce is outstanding as this infographic depicts from greenturtletech.com. In particular, fast food restaurants in the U.S. manage to produce a startling high amount of yellow grease through the various food products made at each location. What has been generally unknown until most recently is just how profitable that yellow grease waste is and what purpose it serves. The grease waste produced from each fast food restaurant can be recycled and used to create biodiesel that then fuels cars, factories, and more. Keeping water clean by proper disposal.