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!
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
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 glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
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.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
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