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.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 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.