People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).