Certified Water Genius or Landlubber Like the Rest of Us? Take Our Water Quiz & Find Out.

As the creators of the SimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detector, our business is heavily involved with…well, water. Due to this incredibly obvious fact, we wrote a blog post some time ago that was essentially a “water quiz.” It was meant to see how much our followers knew about water and its properties, as well as some little-known factoids about our most valuable natural resource.
Given the positive reaction to the first quiz, we thought we’d follow-up with a sequel. We couldn’t resist throwing in a couple of questions regarding water leaks as well. So have fun, and hopefully you’ll learn a few new tidbits about water that will make you the life of your next (socially distanced) party.

1. The average person is made up of about 60% water. What is the percentage for dogs?
A. 20%
B. 40%
C. 60%
D. 80%

2. For every 6 gallons of water transported through utility pipes in the U.S., how many gallons leak and never reach customers?
A. ½ gallon
B. 1 gallon
C. 2 gallons
D. 4 gallons

3. How long does it take the average American residence to use the same amount of water that flows over the Niagara Falls in one second?
A. 4 months
B. 5 ½ years
C. 7 ½ years
D. 10 years

4. How many gallons of water do household leaks waste annually in the U.S.?
A. 1 trillion
B. 3 trillion
C. 4 trillion
D. 8 zillion

5. True or False: There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the planet was formed.

6. A person can live for about a month without food. Approximately how long can they live without water?
A. 3 days
B. 5 days
C. 1 week
D. 3 weeks

7. How many gallons of water does it take to process one barrel of beer?
A. 500
B. 1,500
C. 3,000
D. 50,000

8. What is the direst planet in our solar system?
A. Venus
B. Mercury
C. Neptune
D. Jupiter


1. D (maybe that’s why they slobber so much)
2. B (wonder where it goes?)
3. C (an astounding 750,000 gallons flows over the Falls each second)
4. A (that’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes)
5. True (believe it or not, the water you drink could share the same molecules that dinosaurs drank)
6. C (but they can only live for about two hours with their cellphone)
7. B (wouldn’t it be nice if it were the other way around?)
8. A. (it had water flowing on its surface when it was young but now is comprised of just 0.002% water)


7-8 correct: A liquid genius
5-6 correct: A few leaks, but still impressive
3-4 correct: A slow drip
Less than 3: a true landlubber