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 stretches over much of the US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 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.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.