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!
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
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.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 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.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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