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Drinking water

Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation. The amount of drinking water required varies. Americans, on average, drink one litre of water a day and 95% drink less than three litres per day. For those who work in a hot climate, up to 16 liters a day may be required. Water is essential for life.

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