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.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
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.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
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 pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.