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.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
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.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.