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!
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
About 29% of the total water footprint of the agricultural sector in the world is related to the production of animal products.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
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.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 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!
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
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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