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.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
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!
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