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.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
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.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
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.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.