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PurRain Corp. is dedicated to preserving the Earth's most precious resource
by collecting and purifying rainwater for household consumption.

water cycle
 
There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there was when the Earth was formed three billion years ago. The water from your faucet may contain water molecules that dinosaurs drank.

80% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.

97.2% of the Earth's water is salt water
2.8% is fresh water

2.2% of fresh water is captured in glaciers and icecaps
0.6% is in groundwater
0.1% is in lakes and streams
0.001% is in the atmosphere

The human body is about 66% water.
60% of your body weight is water
75% of your brain is water
70% of your skin is water

A living tree is 75% water.

The wettest spot in the United States is in Waialeale, Kauai with 444 inches of rainfall a year.

The wettest spot in Washington is in the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula with over 100 inches of rainfall a year.

Seattle gets approximately 35 inches of rainfall each year.

San Juan County gets between 22 and 28 inches of rainfall a year depending on where you live.

A one thousand square foot roof will catch approximately 600 gallons of water with one inch of rain.

20 inches of rainfall on a one thousand square foot roof will catch approxomately 12,000 gallons of water.

The average household in Seattle uses approximately 150 gallons of water per day.

The average person sailing around the world uses about 5 gallons of fresh water per day.

A standard washing machine uses 35 to 45 gallons of water per load.

A water consious washing machine will use about 22 gallons of water per load.

A dishwasher will use between 10 to 30 gallons of water per load depending on the length of the cycle.

A standard shower head will use 4 to 5 gallons of water per minute.

A low flow shower head will use 2.5 or less gallons of water per minute.

Taking a bath in a full tub could use 40 gallons of water.

A standard toilet will use 5 to 7 gallons of water per flush.

A low flush toilet will use 1.6 or less gallons of water per flush.

Brushing teeth or shaving with the water left on could use 5 gallons of water.

Watering outside with a garden hose could use 5 to 10 gallons of water per minute.

There are approximately -- wells in San Juan County.

The ground water table in the United States is falling because we are drawing the water out of the ground for irrigation and consumption faster than it is being replenished.

In the United States, more than 50% of our wetlands that recharge and purify ground water have been destroyed.

PurRain Corp. is a division of Down Island Trading Co.
We have been serving the San Juan Islands and Western Washington for over 20 years.
 
PurRain Corp.
michaeld@rockisland.com
P.O. Box 34, 155 Channel Road, Deer Harbor, Washington, 98243, US
phone:  360-376-2552  fax:  360-376-2552

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