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!
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 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.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
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.
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.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
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.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
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