Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.