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!
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 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.
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.
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.
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!
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
Waste generated by animal agriculture in the US has polluted over 35,000 miles of river in 22 states.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
73 percent of the Earth's surface water is locked in ice and snow.
One cotton t-shirt has a water footprint of 659 gallons.
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