Gallons of water wasted by Americans each year while waiting for faucet water to get hot :

80 billion

Source: Kitchen & Bath Business, 10/1/2005

  Amount of water the average American household uses each year:

107,000 gallons
According to the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Source: Kitchen & Bath Business, 10/1/2005

  Date by which Congress required toilets to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush :

Jan. 1, 1994
Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, toilets had to meet the 1.6 gallon maximum by Jan. 1, 1994.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/12/2002

  Place where they hold an annual "Pee Outside Day" to save water :

Stigomta, Sweden
Stigomta holds an annual Pee Outside Day, saving 50% of the water the town would typically use in a day.
Source: Times of London, 1/1/2005