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!
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
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.
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.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 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.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 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.
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