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 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled 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.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
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