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 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.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
A single margherita pizza requires 333 gallons of water, enough to fill almost ten bathtubs!
The average cheese pizza has a water footprint of 333 gallons.
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.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
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.
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