Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 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.