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.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 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.
On average, each American flushes 18.5 gal. of water down the toilet every day. More than any other uses like taking showers or washing dishes.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
69 percent of global freshwater is stored in glaciers and ice caps.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
20 percent of the Earth's surface water is in lakes.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
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