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waterWater: The River of Life

What is one of the oldest things on Earth that is more valuable than gold, diamonds or rubies? Water of course!

Every human being needs water to survive. An average person can go weeks without food, but only days without drinking water. In fact, our bodies are mostly made of water. No matter where on Earth we live, whether it's a snowy mountaintop, a lush, tropical island, or a dry, desert mesa, all human beings need to drink fresh, clean water to survive.