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!
More than 1,300 gallons are required to produce a 12oz steak.
Households directly use the most water indoors in the morning (5am to 11am) because of showering and prepping for the day ahead.
One glass of milk has a water footprint of 52 gallons.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
Only 1.3 percent of freshwater is surface waters like lakes and rivers.
One egg has a water footprint of 53 gallons.
A typical chocolate bar has a water footprint of 449 gallons.
One slice of bread has a water footprint of 11 gallons.
Nitric oxides are released from farms in large quantities due to manure application and are among the leading causes of acid rain.
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.
One pound of cheese has a water footprint of 600 gallons.
Irrigation-intensive agricultural diverts 70 percent of the world's available freshwater each year.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
One pound of potatoes has a water footprint of 119 gallons.
Crop irrigation accounts for 31 percent of all freshwater withdrawals in the U.S.
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