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!
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
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.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
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