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.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 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.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!