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 cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
Together, China and India have 37 percent of the world's population, but are home to just 10.8 percent of the world's water.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
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.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
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.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
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.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
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