Watch 8-year old Aqua and her dog, Sparky, show her family how to conserve water and save money in the online video to the left. This video is intended for kids in grades K-4 and for distribution by parents and teachers. You can also download free accompanying materials for "Aqua: Conserve Water," like the English and Spanish-language comic book and coloring book, as well as various posters, all in PDF format. It's never too early for kids to learn the importance of and value of our most precious resource: Water!
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
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.
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.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
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