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 frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
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.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
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.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 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.
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