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.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
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.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).