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!
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
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.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 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.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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.
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