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 continues in the southwest US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
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.
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.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.