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.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 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.