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.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
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.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
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.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.