Water is an odorless, colorless, and transparent liquid which forms the oceans, lakes, streams, and rain and it’s the basis of the fluids in the body Living Organisms. According to phoenix.gov, it is one of the most important needs of living organisms. It can be seen in three different forms on Earth which are the gaseous state, the Solid State, and the liquid state and its form at any given point-in-time depend on the temperature of the environment. Reports by Water Tech Online and Agriculture Diary provided most of the information used in this article.

It tends to be in the solid state (as ice) when subjected to extreme cold temperature, in a gaseous state (as vapor) when subjected under extreme hot temperature, and in a liquid state when subjected under a normal temperature which is between 0 degrees Celsius and 100 degrees Celsius. It is the most abundant liquid on Earth covering surface of the Earth and it occupies around 70 percent of the total Earth’s surface.

Water is very useful on Earth; it serves different purposes like the disposal of industrial waste, washing and cleaning of household utensils, and many other duties. It is also of great importance to both living and non-living things. I’ll be presenting the uses of water to man and other animals and uses of water to plants.

Uses of water to man and other animals

  • It helps prevent a heart attack. The human heart is always working and pumping around two thousand gallons of blood daily. By taking enough water more than you are losing, you are helping the heart to do its work.
  • It helps to keep animals hydrated.
  • Man and other animals use water to build body fluids.
  • It facilitates food absorption by the process of sink condition and diffusion.
  • Many kinds of fish like the trout get the oxygen they need for survival from the water.
  • Many animals like the anaconda snakes and other reptiles live in water.
  • Amphibians like the toads and frogs lay their eggs in streams, rivers, and lakes.
  • Animals use water for excretion of waste products. It aids collection of waste materials from the tissues and cells of the body which is then sent to the kidney, lungs, and skin for excretion.
  • Regulation of body temperature.
  • It also aids reproduction. This is in the formation of the transport media for the ova and sperms.
  • Water aids perspiration.
  • It keeps the mouth, eyes and other organs moist to enhance perfect performance.

Uses of water to plants

  • Plants like algae and seaweed respire by absorbing carbon dioxide that is present in it.
  • Plants use water, sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce energy through photosynthesis and also give out oxygen.
  • Water aids in the germination of seeds in plants.
  • Water aids transpiration through the stomata.