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.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
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.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 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.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.