Water is an essential part of nearly every living thing. Humans themselves are made up of a large portion of water. This means that we need a consistent supply of water to survive. If humans don’t get enough water, they can become dehydrated. This state results in lightheadedness, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, and even death if not treated.
According to some statistics, over 50% of the worlds population relies on groundwater for their drinking supply. At times, this number may be even higher due to recent droughts. This is especially true in places like California. However, even groundwater is not a guaranteed thing. In this video, you will learn more about groundwater depletion.
Groundwater is water that is located far below the ground in cracks and chasms. It is normally extracted by pumps and wells. However, the fact that it is so far below the ground makes it hard to measure and understand. People often don’t realize there is an issue with their ground water until it is too late. In many cases, groundwater gets polluted by nearby agricultural or industrial activities. This can result in the loss of drinkable groundwater for some time. This is why it is important that we take care of this precious resource and be aware of how our actions may be affecting it.