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.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 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.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.