Does your family or community use groundwater?
According to the EPA,
40% of people living in the United States use groundwater for
drinking, cooking, cleaning, showering, and all other types of
activities. 97% of people living in rural areas of the nation
use groundwater, and 30-40% of water used agriculturally (for
farming) is from the ground.
These large numbers tell us that groundwater
is an important source and needs to be taken care of.
The groundwater that is pulled out of the ground is used for
many different things:
- Watering the yard
- and much more.
Can you think of any other uses?