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.
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.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
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 glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
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.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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!