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!
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
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.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
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