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.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
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.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
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.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.