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!
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
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.
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.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
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