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!
30 percent of global freshwater is groundwater.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
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.
It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
People who water their lawn with an automatic timer use 47 percent more water than those who just use a hose.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
One cup of coffee has a water footprint of 37 gallons.
On average, one large banana has a water footprint of 42 gallons.
The water footprint of a.5 liter soft drink is between 45 to 82 gallons.
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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