People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
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.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
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.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).