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!
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled 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!
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
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.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
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.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
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