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.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
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.
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.
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.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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