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!
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
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!
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
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