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.
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.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.