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!
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
The average American throws away 20 pounds of food each month or about two-thirds of a pound per person per day.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
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 apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
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