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Fun Facts About Water

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Did You Know:

  • Annually,  Arvada residents use 5 billion gallons of water
  • Most toilets flush in the key of E flat
  • The City relies on over 1,000 vehicles and motorized equipment, many of which are specialty in nature, in order to provide the many services to the residents; these services include police services, snow removal, street, water, sewer, stormwater, parks, and golf course maintenance
  • The City spends $5 million a year replacing worn out water and sewer mains
  • The City sends out 200,000 utility bills a year
  • The water system’s performance is continuously checked 24 hours a day / 365 days a year with a state of the art monitoring system
  • Annually,  Arvada residents and businesses invest about $135 million in property and building improvements
  • There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank
  • Water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas
  • Water boils quicker in Denver, Colorado than in New York City
  • Only 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water.  97% of the water on Earth is salt water