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 stretches over much of the US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.
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.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).