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 cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
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.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
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