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!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
On average, one apple has a water footprint of 33 gallons.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Only.007% of all water on earth is accessible for direct human use.
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.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
On average, each American directly uses more water outdoors (101 gallons per day) than indoors (69 gallons per day).
It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
A piece of A5 paper has a water footprint of 3 gallons, but amounts vary depending on wood.
25 percent of all freshwater consumed in the US is associated with discarded food -- about as much as the volume of Lake Erie.
Corn accounts for 8 percent of global water use for crop production.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
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.
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