E - The Environmental Magazine
Written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss
Dear EarthTalk: What is currently being done in the U.S. to ensure the wise use and safety of our nation’s groundwater? --Kevin Orr, Baton Rouge, LA
November 5, 2012 (San Diego) -- Keeping fresh water safe and abundant is a challenge for all societies. In the U.S., about half of the country’s drinking water comes from groundwater sources. Many rural areas derive all of their drinking water from groundwater, which also provides 40 percent of the irrigation needs of American farmers.