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!
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
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.
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.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
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.
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