In the US we're fortunate to have billions of gallons of clean water delivered daily to our homes, then piped away when we're done. Unfortunately, a lack of infrastructure funding could threaten our water.
As the climate warms, scientists say we will have more intense storms and droughts and more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow. This could have serious consequences for our nation's water systems.
While hanging out in the yard can be carefree summer fun, saving water is serious business, especially as a devastating drought continues in the southwest US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Together, China and India have 37 percent of the world's population, but are home to just 10.8 percent of the world's water.
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.
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 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.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.