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!
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.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
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.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
A shower leaking just 10 drips per minute wastes 500 gallons of water per year. That's enough water to run your dishwasher every day for two months!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
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