PurRain Corp. is dedicated to preserving the Earth's most precious
by collecting and purifying rainwater for household consumption.
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
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
Watering outside with a garden hose could use 5 to 10 gallons of water
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.